Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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Flu Prevention

How is the flu spread?

When a person with the flu coughs or sneezes, they release flu virus into the air and on to surfaces. Other people can breathe in flu virus particles from the air or touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

People infected with the flu may pass the virus on to other people one day before symptoms develop and up to 7 days after becoming sick.

How can I protect myself?

You can protect yourself and others from the flu this season with a few easy steps:

Specific information on the flu vaccination

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Minneapolis Health Department
250 South 4th Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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Last updated Jan 24, 2014