Flu season is usually from fall to early spring. The peak of the flu season has occurred anywhere from late November through early March. Deaconess is providing this information because it is important that you stay informed and take preventive measures to protect you, your family, your employees and the community. Check back for regular updates.
Find a Flu Shot
This is a great time to start planning on where your family will get a flu shot. Flu shots are available at Deaconess Urgent Care centers:
Deaconess Urgent Care - Northbrook
3844 First Avenue, Evansville, IN
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Deaconess Urgent Care - Gateway
10455 Orthopaedic Drive, Newburgh, IN
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
About the Flu
Flu refers to illness caused by a number of influenza viruses. Flu can cause a range of symptoms and effects, from mild to lethal.
Flu symptoms may include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills and fatigue.
Visit flu.gov for up-to-date information about the flu.
Prevention and Treatment
Clean your hands frequently: Wash with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
Cover your cough: Cough into your sleeve or use a tissue
Keep your environment clean
Get your seasonal flu shot
Get a pandemic flu vaccine when it becomes available
If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hrs after that fever has ended