Protect yourself and your loved ones with the flu shot. Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious health problems, especially in children and senior citizens.
We offer FREE flu shots for children and adults who qualify.

It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated yearly against the flu (influenza).

The following information is from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can be carried out, when needed to tell if a person has the flu.

What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm

If you have any questions about the flu vaccine, see your doctor or call Regal Pediatrics at 248-852-5177.

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