Winter will soon be here and with that comes flu season. Influenza – or the flu – can include symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, mild to severe body aches, and headache. While the flu can be serious even in people that are otherwise healthy, it can be especially harmful for young children and people who have long term health conditions.
The flu is an airborne virus and can also be transmitted by touching infected surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth or nose.
The Flu Vaccine
The flu vaccine is safe and is the most effective way to protect you and your family from the flu. Studies have found that the flu vaccine can prevent up to 80% of influenza in healthy adults and children. It is now available as a shot or a nasal spray.
Flu Prevention Tips
What To Do If You’ve Got the Flu
If you do get the flu, call your Remedy’sRx pharmacist about medications you can take to relieve the symptoms. As well, take steps to decrease spreading the flu to others and get some rest.
Your Remedy’sRx Pharmacist is a great source for flu vaccine information, as well as information about prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications.