The Flu

Spread the Word, Not the Flu

Practice the Three Cs

  1. Cover
  2. Clean
  3. Contain


The Skokie Health Department is gearing up for the next flu season. The flu is a respiratory (breathing) illness with a fever over 100ºF and a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion. Here is some important information to stay healthy and minimize influenza in the community.

Prevention is the Key!

Get a flu shot. It is not too late! If you are a Skokie resident, call the Skokie Health Department for an appointment.

  • Cover

    : Remember to cover a cough or sneeze with the elbow or a tissue
  • Clean

    : Remember to frequently wash your hands with soap and water
  • Contain

    : If you are ill, do not go to work or school


If you have any questions or concerns, or we can assist you in any way, please call the Skokie Health Department or visit the Center for Disease Control website.