Stay Healthy This Season

How Can You Help Protect Your Family?

Vaccine-preventable diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza (flu) can be dangerous – even for healthy children and adults. That’s why it’s so important to get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated. Everyone six months and older – including those who are pregnant, recently pregnant, or breastfeeding – should get vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive an annual flu vaccine. Staying up-to-date on ALL routine immunizations helps keep our families and our communities healthy.​ There are also new vaccines and a preventive antibody to help protect infants, young children, and older adults from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).


Staying up-to-date on ALL routine immunizations helps keep our families and our communities healthy.​

2023-2024 Flu Season

What You Need to Know this Flu Season

It’s not “just” flu! Everyone is at risk from influenza (flu) – even healthy children and adults. Flu can be serious and lead to secondary complications such as pneumonia and sepsis. Protect yourself and your loved ones this season by knowing the facts.

Learn More About COVID and RSV

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Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines

We know people have questions about COVID-19 vaccines and this website is a place where you can find answers. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, experts learn more about the coronavirus and virus variants that cause COVID, along with how the vaccines are working in real world conditions.


Information on RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that usually spreads seasonally. It is most serious in infants, older adults, and those with compromised immune systems.

We now have tools to prevent RSV in the most high risk groups: infants, young children and people over 60.

Questions About Vaccines?

It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Our goal is to help you make informed vaccination decisions for you and your family.

Our FAQs help you better understand the science behind vaccines and dispell the myths you may have heard, so you feel more confident in the safety and benefits of timely vaccines for yourself and your family.

Personal Stories

Learn About the Real Impact of Vaccine-preventable Diseases from Advocates:


How would you describe yourself? What are some of your favorite things to do?

I’m an active mom of two boys who play tackle football. I volunteer with both of their teams, which keeps me pretty busy! My husband also runs a football league so we’re constantly doing volunteer work. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, but my favorite thing to do is watch football!


How would you describe Sarah and what are some of her favorite things to do?

Sarah is now a healthy 11-year-old with a BIG personality and she’s the family comedian. She loves to play soccer and tennis, plays the viola, and is a great student. She’s our second daughter. Her older sister, Ellie, is two and a half years older than Sarah.

How did Sarah get RSV?

I had a healthy pregnancy with Sarah and she was born at term. Sarah’s sister had started preschool in the month leading up to her birth, so she was being exposed to a lot more germs than when she was in home daycare.


How would you describe yourself? What are some of your favorite things to do?

In 2020 at age 41, I was living my best single life. I had celebrated my 40th birthday with trips to Costa Rica, Iceland and Spain with my close friends and I was enjoying an active social life. Some of my favorite things to do is try new restaurants and happy hours and enjoying all of what Washington D.C. has to offer! I was also very committed to my yoga practice and a military bootcamp-style gym called SOLDIERFIT.

How did you first become sick and how were you feeling? At what point did you know your illness was serious?

In late October 2020, I started to feel sick but after two negative PCR tests I was diagnosed with a virus and a urinary tract infection. I isolated and kept feeling worse. After a trip to the emergency room, I was diagnosed with COVID and double pneumonia (meaning I had pneumonia in both of my lungs). I had a terrible headache, fever and bad insomnia.