From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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[November 14, 2012]
The flu and common cold have similar
symptoms, but the flu tends to be more severe. It can be difficult
to tell the difference between the two. Your health care provider
can give you a test within the first few days of illness to
determine whether or not you have the flu.
Flu symptoms include the following:
Fever of 100
degrees F or higher or feeling feverish (not everyone with the
flu has a fever)
Cough or sore
Runny or stuffy
Headaches or body
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (most
common in children)
The hours for flu vaccines at the health department are Monday
through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointment is required.
The influenza vaccine is also available on the HOPE Mobile during
its regularly scheduled stops.
The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $25 for adults, $16.75 for
children 6 months through 18 years of age who have no health
insurance or health insurance that doesn't cover vaccines, and free
to those with a Medicaid or Medicare card.
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For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine, call the
Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.
For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org.
[Text from file received from the
Logan County Department of Public