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The cast of characters is an array of shifting viruses circulating the globe. Influenza hits with the impact of a freight train – sudden fever, chills, aches, and pains in addition to respiratory symptoms. The worst part is over in three days, but complications abound including pneumonia, sinus infections, and terrible depressions.
The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Most seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February.
Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization. It is a safe and effective preventive health action for all age groups. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, if possible by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it's not too late to get vaccinated.
Our office uses only vaccines manufactured in the United States. Please call 504-895-0361 to schedule an immunization date. And remember, influenza immunization DOES NOT cause the flu.
Call us at our main number 504.895.0361 and listen for instructions. If it is an immediate health crisis, call 911 for an ambulance or go to the Emergency Room. Take an aspirin immediately if you are experiencing heart problems, and then go to the Emergency Room.