The ‘flu’ is exceptionally virulent this season, especially hard hit are young children and adults older than age 65.
Everyone should be vaccinated, exceptions are those individuals who have a severe egg allergy and those who have had Guillain-Barre' syndrome within 6 months of a previous influenza vaccination.
Persons, previously vaccinated or not, who do contract the ‘flu’ should receive a 5 day course of Tamiflu 75 mg twice a day, beginning no later than and preferably earlier than 48 hours following the beginning of symptoms. Tamiflu is not over the counter, but is a prescription medication.
Percautionary measures that will help protect from the ‘flu’ include:
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