Rapps Pharmacy: What You Need To Know About The Flu

Rapps Pharmacy: What You Need To Know About The Flu

Rapps Pharmacy: What You Need To Know About The Flu

She sadded that another reason to get the flu shot is that it may be effective in fighting off the symptoms if it's caught early enough. Since September, 335 lab-confirmed hospitalizations have occurred in that area. The average influenza duration is 16 weeks, but it can last up to 20 weeks. Of those, 211 cases were influenza A, 13 were influenza B and 25 were unspecified. But there are always more than four strains floating around. "But again, also people coughing and sneezing and not covering their cough", said Dr. Hawkinson. When he woke up with a fever, I took him to the pediatrician to rule out flu and strep throat.

"I can walk in the room and can tell immediately if they have the flu, because they look so ill", he said. Because that way if you still end up getting the flu it makes it less severe so you have less chance of having to go to the hospital.

A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, family and friends from the misery of the flu, said Rodriguez.

Flu shots are available October to March each year at doctors' offices and participating pharmacies.

That also helps prevent the spread of the virus because some people infected with the Flu can go weeks without showing symptoms, meaning they can spread the virus before they even know they have it. Children are also to be kept a close eye on, as they are similarly susceptible to the virus.

Other than washing hands, and avoiding somebody who's sick, she suggests "fist bumping, elbow bumping and try to avoid the handshaking, which we all like to do". The flu is highly contagious and could spread throughout the workplace. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.


"I wash my hands at every chance I get!", says Ryan McCann, senior at Wake Tech Community College.

To be eligible for time off under the FMLA, the person must be incapacitated for more than three days due to the flu, the person must have either gone to a doctor and been prescribed medication for the condition, or visited a physician at least two times in 30 days for the condition. There are no current shortages of antiviral drugs and manufacturers report they expect to meet projected seasonal demands. Schuchat said if you haven't gotten the flu, you should be on guard.

Flu activity in Louisiana continues to be high throughout the state.

"During this time of widespread flu activity, we want to remind people to avoid contact with others if you have influenza or an influenza-like illness", Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard, the acting Department for Public Health commissioner, wrote in a news release.

Between Aug. 1, 2017 and January 23, 2018, UCSB Student Health administered 1,862 flu vaccines. "We really could have several more weeks of flu season". "I am urging everyone to get vaccinated and take other necessary steps to stop the spread of this virus in NY".

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