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Oct
6

Don't Forget Your Flu Vaccine!

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Influenza (flu) season occurs in the fall and the winter (October to May) but usually peaks from November to March.  The flu is a virus that is spread through coughing, sneezing, and close contact.  The difference between the common cold and the flu is that the common cold may start off with a runny nose and sneezing and then may progress gradually.  The flu comes on suddenly with many symptoms that may include: 

  • Fever/chills

  • Sore throat

  • Muscle/body aches – usually severe with the flu

  • Fatigue

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Runny/stuffy nose

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

The symptoms can last for several days to two weeks and can cause mild to severe illness.  Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year.  Once you get vaccinated, it takes approximately two weeks for the body to make antibodies to protect you against the flu but lasts throughout the entire flu season.  Don’t wait until the flu is running rampant!  Protect yourself now! 

FYI:  You cannot get the flu from the vaccine because the vaccine is inactivated!

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Thank you to the Slurzberg family for their donation to the health office!  It truly is needed and appreciated!

 

Things we need for the health office: 

  • TISSUES (lots of runny noses right now!)

  • Cough drops

  • Snacks (granola bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, protein bars)

  • Band-Aids

  • Cups (3-5 oz.)


Be well - Smile often - Stay healthy!

Warm Regards,
Nurse Lisa

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