It’s Almost Flu Season!
It’s back to school time and with that also comes flu season! It is extremely important to get yourself and your little ones vaccinated, especially those that are medically fragile with weakened immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children 6 months and older — ideally given as soon as the vaccine is available each year, usually in September. Flu shots can be given to children 6 months and older. Side effects might include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given, low-grade fever, or muscle aches.
Common signs and symptoms of the flu include: Fever over 100.4, aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills and sweats, headache, dry persistent cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion, sore throat. Depending on the severity of your symptoms you may be able to recover at home or you may need to be seen by your physician or hospitalized.
Information taken from mayoclinic.com