It's not too late to Vaccinate!

Flu Season
The traditional flu season typically lasts until May, still leaving time for people to get vaccinated for this flu season.

The H1N1 flu vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine are safe, effective, and the best way to protect yourself and your family from the H1N1 flu and the seasonal flu.

The H1N1 vaccine is made the same way seasonal flu vaccines are made every year. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that the vaccine is not only safe, but also an excellent match for the H1N1 flu virus. And remember that when you get vaccinated, you don’t just help yourself; you help your community by preventing the spread of the flu virus.

Fighting the flu is a shared responsibility. We ask you to join us in this fight to protect yourself and your community by getting the H1N1 flu vaccine.

How to Prevent the Flu
Here are some recommendations to prevent the flu:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or your elbow, arm or sleeve instead of your hand when a tissue is unavailable.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired.
  • Stay at home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.
  • Get the vaccine for seasonal flu. Check with your healthcare provider about getting the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Get the H1N1 flu vaccine, Check with your healthcare provider about getting the seasonal flu vaccine.
Prepare for the Flu
Here are a few ways to prepare for the flu season:
  • Make plans to care for sick household members or for children if schools dismiss students or child care programs close.
  • Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home. Have the following items on hand: a supply of fever-reducing medicines that contain acetaminophen or ibuprofen, alcohol-based hand cleaners, tissues, and other items that may be useful and help avoid the need to make trips out in public while you are sick.
  • Learn about the flu and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones by visiting
Stay Informed!
For more information about preparing for the flu, go to or call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hotline at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services website or call 211 or 866-444-4211. While you're visiting the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' website, check out its H1N1 Frequently Asked Questions page.