The Flu Ends with U!

Tea Cup and Tissues

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccine to protect against influenza. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. It is recommended to receive the flu vaccine by the end of October however receiving a flu vaccine during any part of flu season can be beneficial. Children under 5 years old, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and people 65 years and older are at high risk of flu complications.

To help stop the spread of germs frequently wash your hands with soap and water and avoid close contact with sick people. If you are ill, limit contact with others. Make sure to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Frequently disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs such as door knobs, faucets, and tables.

Our office has flu shots available.

Call 440-816-2761 to schedule your flu shot today!

Tags: , , , , ,