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      SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU

      If you think you have symptoms of the flu, you
      should talk to your doctor
      immediately. Take a
      look at the sections below to help decide if
      you are
      experiencing flu-like symptoms or
      something else.

    What Is the Flu?

    The flu–also called influenza–is an illness
    caused by
    influenza viruses, which cause
    epidemics every year. 1,2
    In the United States,
    flu season typically begins in the
    fall,1,2 and it's
    recommended that everyone 6 months
    of age
    and older, with rare exception, get an annual
    flu vaccine.3

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Younger children may not exhibit the same flu
    symptoms as adults.
    Ask your pediatrician about
    what signs to look out for.4

    WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU?

    Flu symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a
    few weeks. If you’re experiencing any combination of
    the following symptoms, especially fever, visit your
    doctor to see if you have the flu.1,2

    • Fever
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle aches

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION