Flu ShotsFall is in the air and so is the Flu! Flu shots are now available at the Rural Health Clinic. Call for an appointment at 432-639-2580.
Do you have the facts?The seasonal flu refers to several common strains (specific forms) of flu virus that go around each year, mainly in the fall and winter. A yearly shot (vaccine) can help prevent it.
Flu germs spread mainly through people's cough and sneezes. These things can spray droplets through the air and:
*Into the mouths or noses of people nearby
*Onto surfaces that people touch before touching their
nose, mouth or eyes.
Flu symptoms generally:
*start within 10 days (usually 2) of exposure
*include fever, chills, headache, body aches, sore
throat, coughing, sneezing and shortness of breath.
Take steps to help avoid getting or spreading flu germs.
*Wash your hands often and well. Scrub your hands and
wrists for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your
eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue, (use your
sleeve if you don't have one-not your hands.) Throw
the used tissue in a wastebasket.
If you get sick, act responsibly.
If you think you might have caught a flu virus, call
your local doctor. Find out:
*if you should stay home and for how long
*how to protect others - for example, by staying in a
seperate room, washing your hands)
*how to treat symptoms - or if you should go in for
testing or treatment.