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Seasonal Flu
Clinic Services
 

How do I prevent the flu?
What are the symptoms for the Flu?
When should I seek medical care for the Flu?
What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?
Where can I go to get my Flu Vaccine?
Resources and other helpful links

Contact
Information

218.299.7777

How do I prevent the flu? 

3 important things to remember to prevent the spread of the seasonal flu are:

bullet Cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve – don’t use your hand. 
Using your hand to cover your cough will spread germs onto surfaces
you touch.
bullet Wash  your hands often.  Use soap and warm water.  Make sure to wash
your hands for 20 seconds. This is the best way to kill germs.
bullet If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home.  Don’t go to work or school. 
Keep your children at home if they have the flu-like symptoms.  Adults
may be able to infect others up to 5 days after getting sick. Children can
infect others at least 10 days after getting sick.
 

Other helpful tips:

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Frequently clean surfaces that are commonly touched–like door handles, handrails, kitchen tables, etc.–with household disinfectant or bleach
solution.  To make a bleach solution, mix ¼ cup bleach with 1 gallon of
water.  The bleach solution must be made daily to be effective.  If
disinfectant is not available, hot water and soap can be used.

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs are often spread when
a person touches a surface that is contaminated with germs and then
touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Do not share eating utensils or drinking glasses with anyone.

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Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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Practice good health habits. Keep yourself healthy–and resistant to
diseases–by getting plenty of sleep, staying physically active, managing
stress, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritious food.

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Get vaccinated for seasonal influenza.

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What are the symptoms for the Flu?

For Children:

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Fever 100° F to 104° F

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Severe headache

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Sudden onset of severe muscle aches

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Extreme fatigue and tiredness

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Sore throat

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Sometimes a dry cough, runny nose and sneezing

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May experience vomiting and diarrhea along with symptoms mentioned
above

For Adults:

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Fever 100° F to 104° F

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Severe headache

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Sudden onset of severe muscle aches

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Extreme fatigue and tiredness

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Sore throat

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Sometimes a dry cough, runny nose and sneezing

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When should I seek medical care for the Flu?

For Children:

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Fast breathing or trouble breathing

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Bluish or gray skin color

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Not drinking enough fluids

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Not waking up or not interacting

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Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

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Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and have a worse
cough

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Fever with a rash

For Adults:

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Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

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Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

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Sudden dizziness

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Confusion

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Severe or persistent vomiting

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What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms? 

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Call your healthcare provider

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Stay home from work or school until your fever has ended and you are able to do daily activities
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Limit your contact with other people as much as possible

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Avoid public gatherings

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Stay home while you have a fever (prepare to be at home for 7-10 days)

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Drink plenty of clear fluids

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Use over the counter medications (no aspirin)
 

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Where can I go to get my Flu Vaccine? 

It is important to get your Seasonal Flu shot when the vaccine is available.

Clay County Public Health offers influenza vaccinations at the Family Service Center
(715 11th Street North, Moorhead, MN). 
Please call for an appointment at 218.299.7777.  The cost is $40.  If you have Medicare and Minnesota Medical Assistance, claims can be filed to insurance.  Insurance cards are required.
 


 

Other Area Flu Clinics

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Resources:

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Minnesota Department of Health:
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Seasonal Flu

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Flu.gov
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Influenza information

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
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Seasonal Flu

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North Dakota Department of Health:
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Seasonal Flu

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World Health Organization:
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Seasonal Flu

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Influenza Pandemic - Clay County Public Health
 

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Other helpful links:

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Guide for Childcare and Early Childhood Programs
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Flu.gov - School Planning

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MDH - Childcare and Early Childhood Programs:  Influenza Information

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MDH - Influenza-like Illness Symptom Screening Tool for Parents and Caregivers (PDF)

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Guide for Schools and Higher Education

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Guide for Businesses

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Guide for Hospitals
 

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