Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. Influenza viruses are constantly changing and can be extremely dangerous for adults with weakened immune systems and children of all ages.
The flu is highly contagious so take these everyday steps to help prevent the spread of germs:
The most effective form of flu prevention is the flu vaccine, which is developed using strict safety and production measures. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, especially for people with long-term health conditions, young children, and caregivers of children and the elderly.
Common influenza symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting.
If you or your child have any of the following warning signs, go to your local First Choice Emergency Room immediately.
In addition, if you or your child have long-term health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma, and develop flu symptoms, call for emergency care ASAP.
Find your closest location by visiting:
Houston - https://fcer.com/locations/hou...
San Antonio - https://fcer.com/locations/san...