According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.” The CDC recommends anyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccine. For additional information on the flu and how to prevent it, visit the CDC’s website by clicking HERE.