Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #303

The Flu - What you can do

The government says we're on target for one of the worst flu seasons on record, and "if you haven't already received your flu shot, make it a high priority this season."

 

Flu shot locations in the area

 

CVS - 215 Park Avenue South at 18th St, (646) 602-8237

Duane Reade - 254 Park Avenue South at 20th St, (212) 387-7340

Walgreen's - 33 East 23rd Street at Park Ave South, (212) 685-2047

 

Most insurance plans cover the cost of the flu shot. If you don't have insurance, it will probably cost less than $40 for the shot.    

 

Primary symptoms

 

Fever (100F or greater)

A fever occurs when your body temperature increases in response to illness or injury. Your temperature is considered elevated when it is 100F or greater.

 

Muscle aches

Body aches that are sudden and unexplained

 

Chills

Body chills not related to a cold environment

 

Extreme fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy. When associated with one or more of the other symptoms, this can be a sign of the flu.