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Flu Season Is Here! It's Time To Come In & Get Your Flu Shot!

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AfterOurs offers triple protection flu shots available for individual’s ages four and older for a low price of $30 on weekdays and $25 on weekends.

 

Flu season can begin as early as October and will continue to stick around until May. With its peak just around the corner, December through March, it is very important to come in and get your vaccination today. The vaccination boosts body’s immune system and protects against three viruses including 2009 H1N1* and two other influenza viruses.

 

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

  • Everyone 6 Months & Older
  • Cancer Patients
  • Young Children
  • Pregnant Women**
  • People with Chronic Health Conditions:
    • Asthma***
    • Diabetes
    • Heart & Lung Disease
    • Blood Disorders
    • Kidney Disorders
  • Everyone 65 Years & Older

 

Influenza is highly contagious, spreading through coughs and sneezes of an infected person(s). When an infected person coughs or sneezes the virus becomes airborne and can be inhaled by anyone nearby. Generally, school children are the first to get the flu and spread it to others. Health adults can spread the virus beginning one day before symptoms develop and 5-7 days after becoming sick. About 5-20% of population becomes infected with influenza each year.

 

Symptoms Appear 1-3 Days After Exposure, Including:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Extreme Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Cough
  • Nausea
  • Runny Nose
  • Vomiting

 

Treatment:

  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after fever (+100ºF) is gone.
  • No work, school, travel, shopping, social events, public gatherings, etc.
  • Avoid close contact.
  • Clean hands regularly; especially, after coughing and sneezing.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration:
    • Water
    • Broth
    • Sports Drinks
    • Electrolytes for Infants
  • Rest
  • Get Medical Attention If:
    • Cannot Breathe
    • Chest Pain
    • Blue/Purple or Discolored Lips
    • Vomiting or Unable to Keep Liquids Down
    • Showing Signs of Dehydration
    • Cannot Urinate
    • Dizzy When Standing

 

Complications May Occur When Infected, Including:

  • Bacteria Pneumonia
  • Ear/Sinus Infection
  • Dehydration
  • Worsening of Chronic Medical Conditions

 

* The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to 2009 H1N1 Pandemic; H1N1 is still expected to circulate again this year with other seasonal flu viruses too.

** Safe for pregnant women.

*** Complications may occur for those NOT vaccinated including pneumonias and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

 



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