Seasonal Flu

Overview

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OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from coronavirus during the ongoing outbreak.

Workplace Safety and the Flu

This page includes information for workers and employers about reducing the spread of seasonal flu in workplaces. It provides information on the basic precautions for all workplaces, including additional precautions for healthcare settings. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic to:

  • Protect yourself, family, coworkers and other members of the community,
  • Make the flu less severe if you get it, and
  • Reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for protecting individuals from seasonal flu. Refer to this page for updates on the most recent seasonal flu vaccine. Each year the vaccine is revised to protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common this season.

Vaccination Recommendations for 2020-2021 Flu Season
Flu Vaccine image - photo credit: va.gov

 

In Focus
COVID-19 illustration | Photo: CDC

OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from coronavirus during the ongoing outbreak.