2021-2022 Season

Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.  Anyone can get sick from the flu, but certain people are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu, including:

2021-22 Start of Season Conference Call Talking Points (Word) | also as PDF
2021-22 Start of Season Conference Call Overview and Q & A (Word) | also as PDF

Influenza is preventable, always follow the “No Flu 4 You” guidelines to help keep yourself and those around you healthy.

No flu 4 You

No Flu 4 You

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Cover your cough
  3. Stay home when you’re sick
  4. Get vaccinated

For Influenza data, see our Influenza Surveillance Reports

Flu vaccination is recommended for all people older than six months. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for it to take full effect. To find a flu vaccination clinic, search your zip code on

The Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for this year's vaccine are posted online External site disclaimer.

ME CDC Pandemic Influenza Operations Plan

ME CDC Pandemic Influenza Operations Plan

Flu Updates

    To ask Maine CDC a question about the flu, you can submit a question by email.

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