FluDon't forget to get your flu shot!
Where can I get a flu shot?
When you go to the pharmacy, ask them to bill UM Health Partners. But, be sure to take your photo ID and your UM Health Partners member ID card. Please note that you must go to a pharmacy counter and not a pharmacy clinic.
What is Influenza (also called Flu)?
Who should get the flu vaccine?
- Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
- Residents of nursing homes and other long-term facilities Muscle or body aches
- People with medical conditions including:
- Neurological and neurodevelopments conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].
- Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and cystic fibrosis)
- Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease) Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease)
- Endocrine disorders (such as diabetes mellitus)
- Kidney disorders Liver disorders
- Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
- Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS, or cancer, or those on chronic steroids
What are the signs and symptoms of flu?
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Cough Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches Headaches Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
How does the flu spread?
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Influenza (Flu)