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Health Tip: Flu prevention

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations per year. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect yourself! The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot each year. Adventist HealthCare will offer flu shots for adults and children in a wide range of locations throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and surrounding communities this season. To find a flu shot clinic near you, please visit