Why this is important: Influenza, or the flu, is a viral illness that causes respiratory symptoms. Flu symptoms range from mild to severe, and can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year, wash your hands, and cover your cough.
Definition: Percent of adults who received a flu immunization in the last 12 months.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-3 through 4 (2013-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 2 (2020-2021). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.