|Flu: It’s coming|
|Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:45|
While there are no diagnosed cases in Watauga yet, the Health Department’s Debbie Garrett says beware:
“It is flu season,” she said.
Between now and March flu-like symptoms pop up- and there have been cases already in other western North Carolina counties.
Flu symptoms are usually worse than a common cold, she said- and include aches, pains, fevers and respiratory symptoms.
It takes a couple of weeks after getting the flu shot to build up your immunity, Garrett says, so get your vaccine now.
Flu vaccines are made with dead influenza virus- which makes it impossible for you to contract the flu from the shot, Garrett says. She says to call your health care provider today.
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