Influenza (the flu) can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Anyone can get sick from the flu.
You can get the flu from anyone, including patients and coworkers who are sick with the flu. If you get the flu, you can spread it to others even if you don't feel sick.
By getting vaccinated, you can help protect yourself, your family at home, and also your patients at work from getting the flu.
Help stop the spread of colds. UCLA hospital administration, nurses and doctors answer your questions about the vaccine in the following 2 videos: