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Flu Season 2014-2015: Protect Yourself & Your Family
Every year, five to 20 percent of all U.S. residents get sick with flu (source: While the severity, exact timing and length of flu season vary annually, the strategies to help prevent flu do not.  Of utmost importance is receiving the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your area.

Make an Appointment Today to Receive Your Flu Vaccine
With the health and well-being of your entire family always in mind, WakeMed Physician Practices is offering the quadrivalent version of the 2014-2015 flu vaccine. This version helps protect against four different flu viruses.  Please schedule an appointment to receive a flu vaccine today by calling one of our primary care practices or by scheduling an appointment online using your WakeMed MyChart account. Learn more about the flu vaccine from WakeMed Physician Practices.

How Else Can I Help Prevent the Spread of Flu?
In addition to receiving the flu vaccine, there are other critical measures that can be taken to help prevent the spread of flu.  These include:

  • Diligent hand washing
  • Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoiding contact with sick people
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Keeping your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Getting plenty of sleep, drinking a lot of fluids and eating a nutritious diet

Read more about flu prevention:


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After Illness




Find a Primary Care Practice Near You

Most of the time, the best place to start if you have the flu is with primary care. Find a primary care doctor near you.