This year, the flu season is turning out to be a rather harsh one.
Perhaps the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. The Stuttgart Army Health Clinic on Patch Barracks offers flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30-11 a.m.
There are a few practices that can also help prevent the spread of viruses:
• Wash your hands;
• Cover your cough;
• Avoid people that are sick;
• Stay home if you are sick.
People who have the flu often show symptoms of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, tiredness, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Keep in mind that not all symptoms may occur.
The immunization clinic is located in the Stuttgart Army Health Clinic, Room 119, Building 2300, Patch Barracks. For more information about seasonal influenza, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.