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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Diseases Influenza Influenza (the flu) is a viral disease that causes fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle ache, and fatigue. Yearly flu vaccinations are recommended for all children 6 months of age and older and for all adults. Flu vaccine can be given in two ways. The flu shot is given with a needle, usually in the arm. It is recommended for children over 6 months of age. Healthy children over age 2 may be given a nasal-spray flu vaccine instead. From Hip on Health: Health Information for Caregivers and Families by Charlotte M. Hendricks. Published by Redleaf Press. COPYRIGHTED 11 MATERIAL