Flu Season is Almost Here

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season was the longest we have had in a decade, and there is no indication this year will be any different. As much as we love seeing our patients, we would prefer you stay healthy and happy. In this post, we would like to provide some tips to help prevent the flu virus for you and your children.

  1. Get vaccinated. Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination.

  2. Keep your hands clean. Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer helps prevent the spread of germs.

  3. Don’t touch your face. Touching your face is the easiest way for germs to enter your body.

  4. Give your immune system a boost. Healthy eating habits, exercise, and even smiling have been proven to improve immune system health, which is what fights the flu virus!

If you show symptoms of having the flu, you should stay home and avoid contact until you are fever free for 24 hours. Some common signs and symptoms of the flu are:

  1. Fever

  2. Sore throat

  3. Fatigue and weakness

  4. Dry cough

  5. Chills and sweats

  6. Muscle aches

  7. Congestion

If you would like to have your child vaccinated or treated for the flu, Zoe Pediatrics will be happy to help. We have locations that service the following areas of Georgia: Thomaston, Barnesville, Columbus, Manchester, Griffin, Warm Springs, Forsyth, Talbotton, and surrounding areas. So, if you live in Upson County, Muscogee County, Harris County, Talbot County, or nearby counties, we would love to care for your children. We even have after hours and weekend hours in Barnesville and Columbus. Walk-ins welcome!

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