Health Education


Flu (Influenza)

Flu is a common illness of the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu spreads very easily from person to person, especially in autumn and winter.

Flu can cause serious illness or even death. It is very dangerous for:

  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over age 65
  • People with chronic illnesses including asthma, diabetes, or heart disease

Common flu symptoms:

  • Fever (not everyone with flu will get a fever)
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Cough, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat
  • Feeling very tired
  • Diarrhea and vomiting, mainly in children


Protect Yourself and your Family with the Flu Vaccine

Everyone is at risk of getting flu. The best way to keep yourself and others healthy is to get the flu vaccine every year.

Getting the flu vaccine can prevent lost time at work and school, and expensive medical care. The flu vaccine is often free with insurance, or only about $15 without insurance, and it’s usually free for children.

Call your HealthPoint Clinic Today to Get the Flu Vaccine.


Clinical review by Carolyn Halley, MD.  HealthPoint Medical Director
Reviewed November 14, 2019
This information is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult your doctor with any questions about your health.