A Flu Shot Offers Plenty of Protection!
"The flu" is an infectious respiratory disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe enough to cause hospitalization. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. These symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week. Young children, elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk for complications as a result of the flu.