Don’t Let a Slow Start to Flu Season Fool You

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Influenza can still pose a serious health risk, and vaccination is the best way to protect yourself.

  • Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Children and young adults are more likely to be affected by influenza compared to older adults. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Flu vaccines are always a good way to prevent seasonal influenza.  

 

  • How do flu vaccines prevent the disease?

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

CDC: “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older.

  • Influenza Symptoms:

fever, chills, aches, malaise, and perhaps vomiting

  • How flu spreads

YOU CAN GET THE FLU VERY EASILY! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!. Most experts believe that the flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk.

 

  • How to Treat the Flu:

doctors say it’s important to rest, try to eat nourishing food, and drink more fluids than you ordinarily do. Fever can be dehydrating, and drinking more helps you replace what is lost. Water is fine, though soup can be a great option, especially if you don’t have much of an appetite.  If you don’t feel much like moving around, it’s fine to stay in bed. Get up when you feel you can.

People who have higher risk for influenza complications such as: children, older people over 65, or those who have other diseases should visit the doctor and be treated as soon as possible.

  • Vaccines are AVAILABLE don’t wait!!! 
  • you can walk in anytime during Rite Aid Pharmacy hours and get your flu shot to prevent the disease (No Appointment Needed) .
  • Rite Aid hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-9:00, Saturday:8:00-9:00, Sunday: 10:00-8:00
  • Price$ 29.99