The flu is highly contagious and is a potentially serious health condition.
Here are some quick answers to flu questions:
What are the flu symptoms?
The symptoms of flu include:
- Sudden, high fever (102-103 degrees)
- Sudden chills
- Dry cough
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches and pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Loss of appetite
Not every case of flu will necessarily have all of these symptoms.
Can I go to work or school if I have flu symptoms?
You should stay at home to avoid spreading the seasonal flu to others.
Flu is easily spread by close contact with other people.
If you have severe symptoms, seek medical attention at once.
Should I keep a scheduled Clinic appointment if sick?
Call your health care provider's office to discuss your symptoms before you come to the Clinic.
How do I know if I am in a high-risk group for the flu?
Different groups are at higher risk for the flu. You may not be in the high risk group for one type of flu, but may be in the high risk group for the other. Find out who is at high risk for flu.
Who should or should not be vaccinated for the flu?
The CDC recommends that most people should be vaccinated against the seasonal flu.
Flu vaccinations are your best protection against the flu.