Preparing For The Flu Season


In the Northern hemisphere, winter is the time for flu, but the exact timing and duration of flu seasons vary. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.*

1) TAKE EVERYDAY ACTION TO STAY HEALTHY:
2) LEARN THE SYMPTOMS OF FLU: Some of the most common symptoms include fever or chills, cough or sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting. If you think you may have the flu:
3) GET A FLU SHOT: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly seasonal flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu.

4) STAY INFORMED: Visit the following websites for additional information.
You can also call 1-800-CDC-INFO

* Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SEE ALSO:
Pandemic Preparation
A Guide to the Seasonal Flu for Seniors