You’ve been doing your best to stay healthy for months. Wearing a mask, social distancing at least six feet and washing your hands to fight the novel coronavirus. Good for you! Thank you! Keep it up!
PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
The steps you take to fight COVID-19 are some of the same ones to take to avoid the flu. However, COVID-19 will be that much harder to fight off if you get the flu.
The flu (Influenza) is a contagious disease that can be serious, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized every year and thousands more dying from it. Watch for some or all of these symptoms:
- fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- fatigue (tiredness)
- some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE
The first and most important protection against the flu is to get a flu vaccine. Everyone six months and older should get an annual flu shot. So talk to your doctor about getting a flu shot. Protect yourself! Protect your family!
Visit Vaccinate STL to find out where to get a free flu vaccination.