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Flu season's here - How to protect yourself, your family
It’s flu season, and if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, don’t put it off. Getting a vaccination against the flu is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from very uncomfortable, and potentially very serious, flu symptoms.
All adults should get the flu shot, except those allergic to eggs and those who have had an allergic reaction to the vaccine before. A flu shot can’t protect you from every one of thousands of flu strains that are out there, but it will shield you from the ones that public health officials believe are the most common and most dangerous. Older adults also should get a pneumococcal vaccine to help protect themselves against pneumonia.
Recognize Flu Symptoms
Unlike a cold, with symptoms that come on gradually, flu usually hits all at once.
Watch for these symptoms:
If you think you have the flu, stay home unless you need medical care. In that case, wear a surgical or procedure mask to avoid spreading germs.
What you can do:
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