Guarding Against the Flu: Your Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Preventing Influenza
What is the Flu?
Understanding the Impact Of Influenza
Common Flu Symptoms To Look Out For
• Fever or feeling feverish/chills
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle or body aches
• Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)
Encouraging Prevention Through Vaccination
One of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family from the flu is through vaccination. The National Influenza Vaccination Week, in early December, serves as a timely reminder to ensure that everyone receives their flu shot. Vaccination not only helps prevent the spread of the virus but also reduces the severity of symptoms if infection occurs.
At Gulf Coast Health Center, we offer flu vaccinations for individuals of all ages. Our dedicated healthcare professionals are here to guide you through the vaccination process and answer any questions you may have. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to community immunity, safeguarding those who may be more susceptible to severe complications.