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Arm Yourself Against the Flu

Posted by on October 31st, 2017 Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy


Get your flu shots! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting our first flu cases of the season in our region.  The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine by the end of October.  The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness.

Take three actions to fight the flu:

1) Get your flu shot.

2) Stop the spread of germs by avoiding close contact with sick people, wash your hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

3) If you get the flu, take your antiviral medications as prescribed by your doctor.

If you experience the following symptoms, you may have the flu:

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Seek treatment from a doctor if you think you may have the flu.

Find out more by visiting the CDC website.

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