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Stay well this cold and flu season

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your care guide

There are many things in life worth sharing. Colds and flu aren't among them.

Flu can lead to serious illness. Protect yourself and others with a flu shot each year, and take other simple steps to stay healthy

Find out where to get a flu shot at a medical center near you.

Learn how to treat cold and flu symptoms if you, or any of your family members, get sick.

Reviewed by: Randy Bergen, MD, August 2013

Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

© 2011 Kaiser Permanente

Fast, easy germ fighter

Wash your hands often, and teach this to your kids, too.

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