It ain’t over ‘til it’s over!
Following are some ‘in the home stretch’ flu tips and resources from the CDC.
This patient’s brochure is spot-on for this year’s (or next) flu season. And if you’re worried about getting the flu, take a look. It includes tips on prevention and what you can do to make it better, should you become infected.
If you’re a health educator and your message is getting a little tired, here are some free resources, including audio/video, badges, and widgets.
We hope you got a flu shot this season. If not, take this year as a lesson and do so next year and all the years after. The vaccine works for the majority of those who take it. Don’t miss out on this crucial first step in flu prevention.
The US flu season continues; flu-like illness has fallen in the East and risen sharply in the West, so take care for the next month or so.
The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity usually peaks in the US in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.
Symptoms of the flu may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue.
To find out what’s going on in the world of flu, get timely information at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm
If you’re infected, get to your provider and start on antivirals.
And next year, as soon as you hear about flu vaccine being available, hightail it to your pharmacy or provider and get vaccinated!