Seasonal Influenza

get vaccinated against the flu

About Influenza (flu)? 

  • Seasonal influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

Who is at Higher Risk of Flu Complications? 

  • Some people, including the elderly, young children, and those who are immunocompromised or have certain health conditions, are more vulnerable to severe complications. 

Symptoms & Diagnosis:  

  • It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. 
  • Click here for more information about flu symptoms, complications, and diagnosis.  

Prevent Flu:

  1. Vaccination: The best way to reduce your risk from seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated every year.  Flu Vaccine Information Sheet
  2. Preventative Actions: Take everyday preventative actions to reduce the spread of flu, such as, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, wear a mask, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, throw the tissues in the trash after use, washing your hands often with soap and water, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and disinfect surfaces often.  Click here for more preventative actions you can take.

Get you Flu Vaccine at the Riley County Health Department: 

  • October '21: Walk-in Wednesdays!  Available between 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  No appointment necessary.  
  • November '21 - June '22:  By Appointment!  Call, 785-776-4779 ext. 7675, to schedule.  
  • Flu Vaccine Registraion:
    1. Paperwork (Print & Fill):  English or Spanish
    2. Bring your Health Insurance Card, if you have health insurance, or bring a copy of your card (BOTH FRONT & BACK).  
    3. Location: Clinic Services (lower level), 2030 Tecumesh Road, Manhattan, KS 66502
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Flu Vaccine Available at the Riley County Health Department  -  2021-2022 Flu Season

  1. Fluarix traditional flu vaccine 
  2. High Dose those 65 years of age and older
  3. Flublok for those 18 years of age and older. Egg free.

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The Riley County Health Department recommends everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions, get their flu vaccine before the end of October, if possible.  Please keep in mind, it takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protects against flu.  

Only a quadrivalent (four-component) flu vaccine will be available at the Riley County Health Department.  The flu vaccines we carry are inactivated, preservative-free (no mercury), and given in the muscle.