Have you taken your flu shot

The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection that causes a respiratory ailment. Respiratory droplets are the primary method of transmission for the flu. It can be transmitted verbally or physically, such as when hands are shaken.

The majority of flu sufferers will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but others will experience complications (like pneumonia) that can be severe or life-threatening.

Although seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are found in the country all year long, the "flu season" is when these viruses most frequently spread.

- A high temperature - A stuffy or runny nose - A dry cough - Cold sweats and shivers - Aches that may be severe - A headache - Fatigue - A low appetite

Common Symptoms of Flu-

- Young children under age 2 - Adults older than age 65 - Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities - Females who are pregnant or plan to be pregnant during flu season

People, who is at greater risk of contracting the flu

- People with weakened immune systems - People who have chronic illnesses, such as asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease and diabetes - People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher

People, who is at greater risk of contracting the flu

The government advises people to get their annual flu shots in order to prevent any health risks due to the flu's increased risk this year.

For this Greene Health Department also organising Halloween Evening Flu Shot Clinic on 31 Oct 6 to 8 pm.