Respiratory Diseases in Virginia

It's common to get sick from respiratory viruses such as COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), especially in the fall and winter. Learn more about these viruses and how to prevent getting very sick. Explore VDH data products to stay up to date about how these viruses are spreading in your community.

Respiratory Virus Protection

Stay up to date with immunizations
  • Immunizations are available for COVID-19, flu, and RSV
  • Consult your healthcare provider about which are appropriate for you
Practice good
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces often
  • Keep reading about respiratory viruses and hygiene
Take steps for
cleaner air
  • Bring as much fresh air into your home as possible by opening doors and windows and/or using exhaust fans
  • Use a portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaner
  • Move activities outdoors, where airflow is best
  • Keep reading about steps for cleaner air
Stay home and away
from others

This information is available in Spanish on CDC's website.

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