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