2014 Flu Season Resources & Vaccine Information
H1N1 Flu AdvisoryFlu season has started and there has been a steadily increasing level of flu activity in the last few weeks. Almost all the flu we are seeing is caused by the H1N1 strain that caused the 2009 flu pandemic.
Unlike most flu strains, this strain tends to affect young and middle-aged adults more harshly, including perfectly healthy people. This is especially true for people who have not been vaccinated against the flu.
With all this in mind, we recommend the following:
- Get vaccinated against the flu at your earliest convenience. Options include an appointment at your physician’s office or at a local pharmacy. Flu vaccine is still available!
- If you are a healthy person with mild flu-like illness (low-grade fever and cough but no shortness of breath), consult our home care web page and stay home until your fever is gone for more than 24 hours.
Contact your physician if you have flu-like illness (fever and cough) and any of the following:
- High fever (e.g. greater than 102 degrees),
- Shortness of breath
- Fever lasting more than several days
- A high-risk condition such as pregnancy, age less than 2 years, or age 65 years and older
Last updated: 2/10/2014
If you or a family member has a concern that is not answered on these flu websites, please contact your health care provider.
Thank you and stay well.
Cost of Flu Vaccination at PAMF:
Flu vaccines given during an office visit may include an additional fee if physician review and counseling with patient/family is required.
Check with your health insurance company to find out if the cost of your annual flu vaccination is covered under your insurance plan.
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