Flu sea­son un­der­way, but it’s not too late to get vac­ci­na­tion

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Milwaukee Wisconsin -

Of­fi­cials at Aurora Health Care re­minded peo­ple Fri­day that it’s not too late in the sea­son to get their flu shots.

Vac­ci­na­tions against in­fluenza are the best way to pre­vent the ill­ness, ac­cord­ing to An­gela Tonozzi, direc­tor of in­fec­tion preven­tion for Aurora Health Care.

Tonozzi also urged peo­ple to wash their hands fre­quently, es­pe­cially af­ter touch­ing shared ob­jects, sneeze into the crook of their el­bows and cover their mouths when they cough.

Any­one who ex­pe­ri­ences flu symp­toms — in­clud­ing fever, mus­cle aches, headaches and ex­treme ex­haus­tion — should visit their health care provider within 48 hours for an­tivi­ral med­i­ca­tions to help fight the ill­ness, Tonozzi said.

And peo­ple who have not re­ceived a flu shot this sea­son should con­tact their health care providers to ar­range for one, she said.

Peo­ple may also visit aurora health­care.org/ser­vices/flu-shot for in­for­ma­tion on flu vac­ci­na­tions within the Aurora health care sys­tem.

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