Each year, between 9 and 35 million people will come down with the flu. As a mutating virus, this illness can quickly spread through communities and result in severe complications. This flu season, protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated.
There are a number of steps you can take to stop the spread of germs as well as the flu virus. Always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands frequently. It’s a good idea to regularly disinfect surfaces that your hands touch, such as doorknobs, your cell phone, and your work area. See this infographic for more tips on how to limit the spread of germs.
The flu has increased tremendously in our area. Our emergency departments, express care locations and primary care clinics are busy, but we are still accepting patients. If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, make an appointment at one of our primary care clinics or use one of our Express Care locations. Several of our clinics are temporarily offering extended hours. You can also call 979.774.2121 to make an appointment at any of our primary care locations.
Make an appointment with one of our primary care physicians to get this year’s flu shot. If you do come down with the flu, you can trust the doctors at CHI St. Joseph Health to get you back to good health.