Flu season is just around the corner, so make sure that you protect yourself and your loved ones. Come in for your annual flu shot. Our staff have managed to get our flu shots in earlier than expected. Flu shots are now available at the office, and you may walk-in any day of the week to get your flu shot, no appointment required.
How else can the flu be prevented?
You can reduce the risk of getting the flu (influenza) or spreading it to others by:
- Washing your hands regularly!
- Promptly disposing of used tissues in the waste basket or garbage.
- Coughing and sneezing into your shirt sleeve rather than your hands.
- Staying home when you are ill.
- Getting a flu shot.
What are some symptoms of the flu?
Flu symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, extreme tiredness, and cough. Children may also experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Although infections from other viruses may have similar symptoms, those due to the flu virus tend to be worse. Symptoms can begin about 1 to 4 days, or an average of 2 days, after a person is first exposed to the influenza virus. Fever and other symptoms can usually last up to 7 to 10 days, but the cough and weakness may last 1 to 2 weeks longer.
If you are feeling any of these symptoms please call us right away – we have 4 male and 4 female doctors who can help you.
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