Respiratory Illnesses


"The flu" is a contagious respiratory virus that can cause mild to severe illness. There are two main types: Type A and Type B, with each type having various strains that can change annually. Flu season typically starts in the fall and continues throughout the winter.

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3 Things You Need To Know About Flu & Chronic Health Conditions

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

RSV is a respiratory virus that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms; however, it can cause serious lung infections in older adults, people with medical conditions, and especially children.

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RSV: A Virus You Should Know

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 or COVID is a respiratory infection caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and it was first identified in 2019 in the Wuhan Province in China. The virus spread throughout the world which resulted in a pandemic and millions of infection.

Coronavirus can infect and cause disease and humans and animals. There are seven types of coronavirus that infect humans, with four causing mild respiratory infections and the remaining three causing more severe respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Everyone in Virginia age 6 months or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! Click on the image below to find a vaccination location near you.