You never forget the flu, it can hit quickly and last for weeks.

The flu isn’t like the common cold, it’s highly contagious and can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications.

That’s why we are encouraging everyone to stay well this winter and help stop the spread of flu. It’s as easy as following three steps: cough or sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands regularly and if you’re sick, stay home.

If you do get the flu, the best things you can do are rest, stay at home and drink plenty of fluids. If you do need to see a GP, make sure you call ahead first.

For some people, taking antiviral medication early on can help lessen the effects of flu. Speak to your GP about whether you might need to take antiviral medication, especially if you’re in an at-risk group.

Please contact Terang Medical Clinic about booking an appointment for a flu vaccination this flu season.
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