Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and pregnant women, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

Kokopelli OBGYN is offering the preservative free Novartis Flucelvax Vaccine to at risk patients this flu season.   This is the quadrivalent flu vaccine that prevents against influenza A (H1N1) virus, influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses.