Flu activity often begins to increase in October, usually peaks between December and February and can last through May.
Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who have 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.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S DOCTOR IF THEY ARE EXPERIENCING THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS
Preventing seasonal Flu:
- Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine every season.
- Avoid close contact.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Where you can get a flu shot: