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Flu Facts

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
812/428-6161
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
812/858-2100
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