From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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If you have been diagnosed with the
flu, it is important to stay home and follow your health care
provider's recommendations. Talk to your health care provider about
prescription and over-the-counter medications that can ease flu
symptoms and help you feel better faster.
There are also ways to treat the flu
and its symptoms without medications:
Get plenty of
Drink clear fluids
like water, broth or sports drinks to prevent becoming
Place a cool, damp
washcloth on your forehead, arms and legs to reduce discomfort
associated with a fever.
Use a humidifier
in your room to make breathing easier.
Gargle warm salt
water to soothe a sore throat.
Cover up with a warm blanket to calm
The Logan County Department of Public Health has a limited supply
of flu vaccines still available. The hours for vaccines at the
health department are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No appointment is required. The influenza vaccine is also available
on the HOPE Mobile during its regularly scheduled stops.
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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.
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