2016-2017 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:

2016-17 Start of Season Conference Call Talking Points (Word | PDF)
2016-17 Start of Season Conference Call Overview and Q & A (Word | 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 information on disease in Maine, see our Weekly Influenza Surveillance Reports

Flu vaccine for the 2016-2017 season is now widely available. 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 clinic, search your zip code on or or search the listings 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

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