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What to do if you have symptoms of the flu.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2018 5:18 PM

Prevention/Symptoms:
1. The best prevention is the flu shot, and it’s not too late to get one.
2. Stay home if you are sick.
3. Flu symptoms include:
   a. Fever
   b. Cough
   c. Sore throat
   d. Muscle, body aches
   e. Runny or stuffy nose
   f. Headaches
   g. Fatigue
   h. Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)
4. Stay home 7 days from the onset of symptoms or 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms.
5. If you are sick and have to go out in public, wear a mask, cover your cough, and sanitize your hands frequently.
6. Certain populations are at high-risk for flu complications, and the CDC recommends an antiviral (like Tamiflu) within 2 days of symptom onset:
   a. Children under five
   b. Adults over 65 years old
   c. Pregnant women
   d. Persons in long-term care facilities
   e. Persons with underlying health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
   7. Stay away from people who are sick.


To find where a flu shot is available near you:
vaccinefinder.org
Prevention/Symptoms:
1. The best prevention is the flu shot, and it’s not too late to get one.
2. Stay home if you are sick.
3. Flu symptoms include:
a. Fever
b. Cough
c. Sore throat
d. Muscle, body aches
e. Runny or stuffy nose
f. Headaches
g. Fatigue
h. Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)
4. Stay home 7 days from the onset of symptoms or 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms.
5. If you are sick and have to go out in public, wear a mask, cover your cough, and sanitize your hands frequently.
6. Certain populations are at high-risk for flu complications, and the CDC recommends an antiviral (like Tamiflu) within 2 days of symptom onset:
a. Children under five
b. Adults over 65 years old
c. Pregnant women
d. Persons in long-term care facilities
e. Persons with underlying health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
7. Stay away from people who are sick.

Got to vaccinefinder.org to where a flu shot is available near you.

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