The CDC issued a new flu shot guidelines Tuesday, following the release of a draft document last month that suggested flu shots could be administered at home, but the guidelines also suggest using a flu shot when you’re at home or if you’re on a trip.
The CDC released the guidelines after a public health agency in China decided to stop using the CDC-recommended dose of the flu shot.
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If you’re worried about getting sick and are getting sick, talk to your doctor.
You can get the flu vaccine at any doctor’s office, and if you do get sick, you can get it at a hospital, doctor’s offices or your local pharmacy.
You might also need to call your doctor’s emergency room if you have a cough, runny nose or a sore throat.
If you have symptoms of a flu, call your local emergency room.
The CDC has released the following guidelines to help you avoid flu symptoms, but they don’t mean you should avoid all the precautions you need to take to avoid getting sick: If you’re not feeling well, stop taking your flu shot if you notice flu-like symptoms, or if symptoms persist or worsen.
The flu shot may be administered to you at home.
If it’s time to administer your flu vaccine, tell your doctor if you don’t feel well.
Do not take your flu shots during the flu season, or during the last two weeks of flu season.
Don’t take your vaccine in the middle of the season, especially if you were vaccinated during the season.
If the flu is active and you’re unsure if you should continue, do not take the vaccine.
If your flu is still contagious, call 911.
If that doesn’t work, you should seek medical attention.
It’s a good idea to drink plenty of fluids and keep your body hydrated with a good, soft drink or smoothie or a glass of water each day.
Avoid taking any medications or medicines that could cause a side effect, such as: corticosteroids, antibiotics, pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, pain medication, antihistamines, blood thinners, antifungals, antiemetics, or any other medication.
If any of these medications cause a reaction, stop them.
If an allergic reaction develops, contact your doctor immediately.
Wear your mask.
The mask should cover your face, neck and upper body, and the hood should cover the mouth, nose and throat.
Wear the mask at all times and make sure you put it on when not in use.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear masks at least every hour while at work or at home and every day at home unless you’re working with a contagious virus, when you have an influenza-like illness or if someone is under 24 years old.
If a flu-related illness is suspected, contact a doctor or health care provider immediately.