|Flu Season is Here!|
|By Field Supervisor Stacey Holden|
|November 6, 2019|
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
Seek Care If The Sick Person Has ANY Of The Signs Below:
In CHILDREN, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any INFANT who has any of these signs:
Haven't gotten your flu shot yet? No problem! Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) or visit any urgent care or CVS to discuss if the flu shot is recommended for you.
The above information was obtained courtesy of the Harford County Health Department web page.