Preparing for Flu Season:
Pandemic Flu Preparation
Are you ready for a widespread flu outbreak? A major mutation in the flu virus could cause a widespread outbreak across the world. Because these types of mutations can't be predicted, flu vaccines may not be effective and a worldwide pandemic could potentially kill millions of people. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccines:
The best protection against the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year. Depending on your personal preferences and your health, there are different options, figure out which one is right for you.
How to Find a Flu Vaccine
Where to go and what to expect when you are getting your flu shot.
Can't Get a Flu Shot?:
Maybe Antiviral Meds Are for You
Antiviral medications are a good option if you are at high risk for complications and you cannot get the flu shot. They may also help shorten the duration of the flu if you happen to get it. Learn more about the two antiviral medications currently used in the US for flu prevention and treatment.
Straight Answers about the Flu Vaccine:
What You Need to Know During Flu Season:
When flu season arrives, make sure you know everything you need to about it so you are prepared.
What Is the Flu?
Easy to understand explanation about what the flu virus is, how it spreads and why it changes every year.
Learn about the most common symptoms of the flu. This will help you figure out if you might actually have the flu or some other type of illness.
Seasonal Flu or Stomach Flu?
Vomiting and diarrhea are not typical symptoms of the flu. Learn about the difference between influenza and the stomach flu.
Track Flu Activity by State
Find out how active the flu is in your state, updated weekly.
What to Do if You Get the Flu:
Most of the time, people do not need to go to the doctor just because they have the flu. Find out what your options are if you do get the flu.
Over the Counter Flu Medications
When Your Kids Get the Flu:
When your kids get the flu, it can be pretty scary. Parents just want their kids to get better as fast as possible, which isn't always an option when it comes to the flu. Learn about danger signs to watch for as well as what you can do to comfort your child when he has the flu.
Tips for Preventing the Flu:
Living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent any type of infection, the flu included. There are lots of little things you can do to protect yourself and your family from all those nasty germs that like to make us sick.
Whether you are preparing for flu season or in the midst of it, there is a lot to do to protect yourself and your family from this very serious illness. When combined with pneumonia, the flu is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Make sure you have done everything you can to avoid the flu this year.