Help Break the Sick Cycle
On average, 5-20% of the US population gets the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu related complications. To recognize flu symptoms, remember Flu F.A.C.T.S. (Fever, Aches, Chills, (extreme) Tiredness, and Sudden Onset). While the flu is highly contagious, there are ways to help protect yourself. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. If you get the flu, ask your doctor about prescription antiviral medicines.