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Flu Season in Full Swing, Wellesley Health Dept Warns

With the flu season looking far more severe than last year, Wellesley Health Department and others are seeking to spread the word about flu shots.

 

If you feel sudden dizziness, confusion or have blue lips, you could have a serious case of the flu--one worth calling a doctor about

Whether flu season is something you take seriously or dismiss as Just Hype, the Wellesley Health Department wants to be sure you know the difference between the flu and a cold

Below is the Wellesley Health Department's announcement posted at the end of last week

Flu season is in full swing, and many people are feeling the affects of colds and the flu. Visit www.flu.gov to learn the difference between colds and flu and what you can do to protect yourself and your family

If you are in need of a flu shot, please contact your primary care physician or your child's pediatrician. Walgreens is offering flu shots to those 18 and older.

The symptoms of the flu are generally worse than that of a cold, and include more severe body aches, tiredness and coughing--according to Flu.gov.

In a blog post, Wellesley dentist Femina Ali writes that, despite 10 times the cases of last season and 18 deaths, the peak of this flu season is yet to come. The CDC recommends immunizations for anyone over the age of 6 months. 

Last week, the City of Boston issued a state of emergency over the flu.

See last week's piece if you need to know Where in Wellesley to Get a Flu Shot. 

See also: Red Cross Offers Tips for Preventing Flu in Kids

Femina Ali, D.M.D. January 15, 2013 at 03:55 PM
It's so important for everyone this year to get a flu shot. Thanks, Patch, for keeping the community informed about this serious virus!

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