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Avoid the Flu in Michigan!

With Michigan’s flu season at it’s prime, every day more and more people are getting infected. Knowing how you can prevent yourself from catching the bug can reduce your chances of getting sick significantly.

Besides the obvious prevention of getting the flu shot, there are some things you can do on your own. Because the flu can be transferred by both direct and indirect contact, hand washing is number one. If someone coughs or sneezes into their hands, then touches a doorknob or any other object that object is contaminated. The flu virus is able to survive between 2 and 8 hours on surfaces. Washing your hands very frequently can help reduce the chances of becoming infected. Tissue

Along with washing your hands, covering your coughs and sneezes is also very important. Many people have a horrible habit of using their hands to cover their coughs or sneezes. When doing so, anything you touch between your sneeze/cough and washing your hands is contaminated. Using a tissue or your elbow to cover your cough/sneeze can reduce the transfer of germs.

You may be fortunate enough and not become victim of the flu, but you should always know the symptoms in case you do become sick. The flu can vary from person to person, meaning they can be mild for some, or severe for others. Common symptoms of the flu are: headache, muscle ache, fever, chills, coughing, sneezing, or runny nose. Symptoms can occur suddenly and can differ from person to person.

If you think you may have the flu, or want to get your flu shot, contact Millennium Medical Group Westland or Livonia location today to get proper treatment.

Flu Vaccines have arrived

Flu Vaccinations are in and every flu season is different. It is very important to receive your flu vaccine, healthy people can get sick from the flu and spread it to others as well. Getting your flu vaccine is important to lessen the chance of getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others.

The flu vaccine works by causing antibodies to develop in the body two weeks after you receive the vaccination, these antibodies protect against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

When people in the community get vaccinated against the flu, it will spread less through your community. Come see our doctors at Millennium Medical Clinic in Westland Michigan and Livonia Michigan and stay well this season.

Contact either Westland Clinic 734-728-2130 or the Livonia office 248-474-2220 today to get your flu shot.