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The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Getting the flu vaccine also lessens the chance that you will spread the virus to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

Visit 2012-2013 Flu Season: What You Should Know for flu and flu vaccine information specific to the 2012-2013 flu season from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine


Who Should Get Vaccinated


Who Should Not Get Vaccinated


When and Where to Get Vaccinated


Side Effects of the Flu Vaccine


How Well the Vaccine Works


Vaccine Production and Distribution


Other Ways to Prevent the Flu


Last Updated November 15, 2012

Last Reviewed November 15, 2012