Did you know that peak flu season is in January and February? That’s right, only two months away. Getting the flu isn’t fun, so taking any precautions to avoid catching a case of the flu is important.
How can YOU prevent the flu?
The number one preventative measure against the flu is the flu vaccine. Other preventative measures include decreasing the spread of germs and developing healthy behaviors. For example, washing your hands with soap and water, avoid sneezing and coughing into your hands, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, and staying away from others who may also be sick.
What are common flu symptoms?
Common flu symptoms noted by the CDC include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, and headaches. If you begin to experience these symptoms, seek medical treatment.
Who is at most risk for the flu?
Populations with a higher risk for catching the flu include children under the age of 5, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, people living in long term homes, and individuals with certain medical conditions.
For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
How can HRUC Help in Combating the Flu?
HRUC offers the flu vaccine in our clinic. HRUC also provides medical treatment in case you or someone you know comes down with a case of the flu. If you, or someone you know would like to receive the flu shot, or need treatment for the flu- HRUC is open Monday- Fridays from 8:00am -7:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm.