World Health news reported
Young adults are at particular risk.
That means you!
What You Should Know for the 2013-2014 Influenza Seasonhttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2013-2014.htm
Flu Symptoms & Severity
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
1. What should I do to prepare for this flu season? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older
2. Should I still get vaccinated since flu season has started? Yes.
3. Should I still get vaccinated even if I have already gotten sick with the flu? Yes.
4. Can I get vaccinated and still get the flu? Yes.
- You may be exposed to a flu virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in you becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect you.
- You may be exposed to a flu virus that is not included in the seasonal flu vaccine.
5. Is there treatment for the flu? Yes. If you get sick, there are drugs that can treat flu illness.
Call 305-899-3750 to book your flu shot or stop by the Student Health Center.