The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual influenza vaccination for all individuals ages 6 months and older.
Participate in Flu Near You, a free, real-time disease tracking system that uses anonymous reporting to promote flu prevention. Register at the site and get a weekly email asking whether you've had any flu symptoms or had a flu shot. The project is administered by Healthmap of Boston Children's Hospital in partnership with the American Public Health Association and the Skoll Global Threats Fund.
Do You. Not the Flu.
When it gets to that time of the year again in South Dakota, citizens often push off getting the flu shot until it’s too late to save your plans. The flu can take you out of commission for as many as two weeks with miserable symptoms like these: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, body aches and fatigue. Once you’re housebound and overcome by symptoms, there’s no turning back. The flu is imminent, but there’s a way you can prevent all of this. Take just a few minutes to get your flu shot from the pharmacy, your doctor or a pop-up vaccine shop. Get the shot, and do you — not the flu.
Influenza consent forms should be completed by someone who is going to get a flu vaccine. Versions are updated annually.
- 2022-2023 LAIV4 CONSENT FORM (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine, quadrivalent)
- 2023-2024 INACTIVATED INFLUENZA CONSENT FORM
- Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Information Statement
- Summary: 'Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—United States, 2021-22'
- Lab specimen submission form for influenza samples (check flu surveillance box for billing and IAB for testing)
- Specimen Collection - New England Journal of Medicine (YouTube)
- Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention