Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Many people in vulnerable groups are also visited by friends and relatives. When their visitors are immunized, that also make them less likely to spread the flu to them.
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In addition to getting a flu shot, ODH recommends washing your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer when you are unable to wash, trying not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth since germs are often spread this way, getting plenty of rest, and when you are sick, stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
Flu vaccines are offered by many doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies, and college health centers, as well as by many employers and some schools.