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5 facts about the flu

5 Facts About the Flu.

5 Facts about the Flu

  • Some people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
  • Young children & people with weakened immune systems might be able to infect others for an even longer time.
  • Symptoms in children can include: A high-grade fever up to 104 degrees, chills & shakes with the fever, extreme tiredness, headache & body aches, severe cough, sore throat, vomiting, and belly pain.
  • Severe side effects can lead to hospitalization of children.
  • Over 32 million school days are missed each year due to the flu, which also means missed work for mom & dad.

How Can You Help Prevent The Flu?

  1. Get your yearly Flu Shot
  2. Wash your hands often & disinfect surfaces
  3. Eat healthy, stay hydrated, & take vitamins
  4. Get plenty of sleep

Don’t Wait! Vaccinate!