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Fight the flu. Do not wait, vaccinate.

Why get a FLU shot?
  • The flu is a serious condition and a contagious respiratory illness caused by the Influenza virus.
  • It can be a serious illness
  • and at times can lead to death.
  • Texas reported 10.020 deaths for the 2018-19 flu season.
  • People with chronic conditions, such diabetes, may have serious
  • health issues if they do not get the flu shot. It may include:
    • Fever
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
  • CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older gets a flu vaccine. Find answers to common questions about flu vaccine this season. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/ keyfacts.htm
Important to know

  • Influenza is also called “the flu”.
  • Flu symptoms usually start quick.
  • Kids and adults can spread the flu before they feel symptoms and even after they feel better.
  • The flu season begins in October and can last as late as May.
  • The flu affects the respiratory system, which includes your nose, throat and lungs.
  • The way to stay healthy in this flu season is to get the vaccine.
 
How to Prevent Flu
CDC recommends 3 actions to
prevent flu.
  1. Get a flu vaccine,
  2. Practice everyday preventive actions, and
  3. Take antiviral medication to treat flu if your doctor prescribes them.
COVID-19
This season follow these prevention actions, along with additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/
prevention.htm
Fight the Flu

Avoid
Contact

Stay Home if
You are Sick

Wash Your
Hands

Avoid
Touching

Clean and
Disinfect

Cover Your
Nose and Mouth
Flu Symptoms

Headache

Dry Cough

Fever

Sore Throat

Chills and
Body Shakes

Tired

Body Aches

Runny or
Stuffy Nose

Call your doctor if you are experiencing 2 or more of these symptoms.


El Paso Health+ Members, you can receive your flu shot at no cost!

Members ages 7 to 99 years old are recommended to get their shot  
at their doctor's office OR at any participating in-network pharmacy.


Personal Care Physician
Schedule an appointment
with your physician.

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