The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be covered from what is considered to be a more active flu season. Here are some local options:
- CVS Pharmacy at 1993 Plainfield Pike or 1400 Hartford Ave.
- Walgreens at 1387 Plainfield St., 25 Putnam Pike, or 1583 Atwood Ave.
- Rite Aid at 1459 Atwood Ave.
Check here for more locations in the surrounding area.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Rhode Island.
How do you prevent the flu?
According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can:
How do you know if you have the virus?
Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children).
When should you call the doctor?
According to the Red Cross, if you think you have the flu, your doctor should be consulted immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:
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