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Why should you schedule your Flu shot today? Millions of people get the flu every year, an annual flu shot is the best way to help protect against the flu.

What is Influenza?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza is known as routinely causing seasonal outbreaks and mild respiratory infections. It can cause mild to severe symptoms and can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot every year!

What causes the Flu?

The virus enters your body by coming in contact with someone who has the flu or by touching a contaminated item and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

The flu can resemble the common cold but may trigger worsening symptoms. If you think you’ve contracted influenza, schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss treatment.

Treatment and Prevention:

Influenza symptoms can clear on their own with ample rest and fluid intake. In other cases, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication to help fight the infection.

  • Get the flu shot every year

  • Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

  • Washing your hands frequently

  • Avoiding large crowds, specifically during a flu outbreak

  • Wearing a mask

  • Staying home if you develop a fever and for at least 24 hours after it goes away

In order to help stop the spread, Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar is NOW offering Telemedicine (Telehealth/video call). Please call us at 520-257-4907 or to schedule, your flu shot or COVID vaccine click on the link https://www.tucsonclinicamedicafamiliar.com/booking-calendar


Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar is a family medicine practice that offers medical treatment to the whole family. We specialize in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine. Our bilingual providers are located in Tucson, AZ in the Santa Cruz Plaza. We are here to meet all your healthcare needs. Please give us a call to request more information.

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