Flu Season

Vermont Flu Season

Avoiding the Influenza Virus – Flu IQ Test – Flu Symptoms & Vaccine Information

protecting from the flu in VermontFlu Season is upon us. How much do you think you know about the causes, cures, and ways to avoid the flu? take the Flu IQ Test and find out. The US Government wants you to know more about the illness known as “the Flu” or illnesses caused by a wide range of different influenza viruses. Flu effects can range from mild to deadly. Most people get the flu at least once in their lifetime most recover from the flu without permanent damage or problems. Ask us about Flu Season or share comments.

Vermont FLu Season – Health Care Providers



Vermont Flu Season

The US Centers for Disease Control works with states to monitor influenza outbreaks in the country. Annual outbreaks of the seasonal flu usually occur during late fall through early spring. Most people have natural immunity. A flu pandemic happens when a new influenza A virus strain appears. Flu-related deaths average 23,600 per year in the United States. Each year 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the seasonal flu.

Avoiding the FLU

Getting vaccinated is the best protection. If you contract the flu see your doctor. vermont flu shot nurseAntiviral medications can make your illness milder and shorter in duration.

General Health Tips

  • – Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • – Wash your hands often – Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth (an easy way to spread germs)
  • – Avoid close contact with sick people
  • – Stay home at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (without Tylenol or other medication)
  • – If you are sick limit your contact with others

FLU Symptoms

Symptoms caused by the influenza viruses may include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, body pains, chills, and fatigue, or lack of energy.

Take The FLU IQ Test

The US Center for Disease Control has put together a clever 10-question online test for you. Take the FLU IQ and have a healthy season. Special thanks to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The Vermont Department of Health is part of the Agency of Human Services, they may be reached by telephone at 802-863-7200.

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FLU AND COLD MEDICATIONS

  • Nasal Allergies, Dryness & Hay Fever
  • Sinus Pressure & Nasal Stuffiness
  • Nasal Symptoms from Flu & Cold
  • Nasal Irritation from Occupational & House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Smoke, etc.
  • Post Nasal Drip & Nasal Congestion
  • CONTENTS: 1 bottle containing 330 TUMS Chewable Antacid Tablets for Extra Strength Heartburn Relief in easy to take, delicious assorted fruit flavors (orange, cherry, lime and lemon) for immediate heartburn relief; ; HSA and FSA Eligible
  • MULTI-SYMPTOM RELIEF: This heartburn and acid indigestion medicine treats the four signs of heartburn: burning in the chest, acid indigestion, sour stomach and upset stomach associated with these symptoms
  • FAST AND POWERFUL STRENGTH: Nothing works faster! These TUMS antacid tablets go to work instantly by starting to neutralize acid on contact
  • GLUTEN FREE AND KOSHER: This heartburn and acid indigestion remedy has the active ingredient 750 mg calcium carbonate
  • #1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED: TUMS is the #1 recommended adult antacid brand by doctors, pharmacists and OBGYNs
  • TRUSTED BRAND: America’s #1 antacid, providing trusted heartburn relief for 90 years, supported by a satisfaction guarantee
  • Perfect for a summer BBQ or outdoor grilling, TUMS Chewable Antacid Tablets offer fast relief from heartburn caused by spicy barbecue, grilled chicken, and other cookout cuisines
  • PROPOLIS IS THE DEFENDER OF THE HIVE. Bees use it to line the walls and keep germs out. We use it to support our immune systems, soothe dry, scratchy throats, combat free radical damage in the body, and feed the good bacteria in our gut.
  • IMMUNE SUPPORT: Propolis delivers over 300 other beneficial compounds, antioxidants, like flavanoids & polyphenols, that fight free radicals and combat oxidative stress. Our propolis is third-party tested to ensure it is pesticide-free.
  • BENEFITS: Immune Support, Soothe Scratchy & Dry Throat, Natural Remedy, Alcohol-Free, No Refined Sugars, Certified Keto, Sustainably Sourced, Certified Paleo, Third-party lab tested to ensure our products never contain pesticide residue or chemicals.
  • HOW WE SOURCE: We never overharvest from our hives and always ensure that our green apiaries are remote and far from harmful chemicals.
  • ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS: High-grade bee propolis extract, Non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. CONTAINS NO: artificial preservatives, colors, refined sugar, gluten, wheat, yeast, corn, soy, dairy. People allergic to bees or bee products may experience allergic reactions. Product packaging may vary as we refreshed our packaging and are currently transitioning between old and new packaging. Our ingredients & formula that you know and love remain the same!
  • 32-count of Tylenol Extra Strength Dissolve Packs with acetaminophen pain reliever and fever reducer features a great tasting Berry flavor and temporarily relieves minor aches and pains
  • This dissolving powder medicine temporarily provides relief from minor aches and pains due to the common cold or flu, headache, shoulder or knee pain, backache, muscle aches, minor pain of arthritis, menstrual cramps and toothache
  • Each oral pain reliever powder packet contains 500 milligrams of acetaminophen, an effective pain reliever and fever reducer, and is both ibuprofen-free and aspirin-free
  • No water, no problem. This portable pain medicine powder dissolves in seconds on the tongue with no water needed, is indicated for both adults and children 12 years of age and older & is safe when used as directed
  • From the #1 doctor recommended brand for pain relief and fever reduction, experience extra strength relief in a berry-flavored medicine that comes in a convenient on-the-go form to have on hand whenever pain hits
  • 1-fluid ounce bottle of Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension Liquid Medicine with Dye-Free Cherry flavor to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, toothache for your little one
  • The infants' liquid pain reliever medicine also starts to reduce fever in as little as 15 minutes. Each 5-milliliter dose of the infants' pain medicine contains 160 milligrams of acetaminophen, a known pain reliever and fever reducer
  • This dye-free baby pain & fever relief medicine comes in a kid-friendly cherry flavor that is gentle on little tummies and is formulated to be ibuprofen-free, aspirin-free and alcohol-free
  • It comes with a SimpleMeasure dosing syringe, included for dispensing the proper dosage for your child's age and weight. Dosing is available for children 2-3 years of age. Ask a doctor about dosage for children under 2 years of age
  • Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand of children's pain reliever and fever reducer and Infants' Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand for teething pain in infants
  • UNBLOCK YOUR SYSTEM: MiraLAX, an osmotic laxative, works naturally with the water in your body to hydrate, soften, and ease stool through your colon in 1-3 days. Other stimulant laxatives stimulate the nerves to move stool through the colon immediately
  • NO HARSH SIDE EFFECTS: MiraLAX helps relieve your occasional constipation without causing gas, bloating, cramping, or sudden urgency
  • #1 PHYSICIAN RECOMMENDED: Since going on the market as an OTC laxative in 2007, MiraLAX has been the #1 Physician Recommended OTC brand of laxative
  • HOW TO USE: Fill bottle cap to the indicated line (white section in cap) and pour into 4 to 8 ounces of hot or cold beverage. Mix until the powder is fully dissolved and drink. MiraLAX has no added taste or grit
  • FREE FROM: Gluten, sugar, and preservatives
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: This product contains ibuprofen 200 mg, a pain reliever and fever reducer (NSAID); compare to the active ingredient in Advil Ibuprofen Tablets
  • PAIN RELIEVER AND FEVER REDUCER: Proven pain relief without a prescription for tough pain such as muscular aches, minor arthritis pain, toothache, backache, menstrual cramps or minor aches and pains from the common cold; also temporarily reduces fever
  • STRONG RELIEF: Amazon Basic Care Ibuprofen Tablets 200 mg are strong on tough pain to help you get the relief you need to keep going; no prescription needed for this pain reliever and fever reducer
  • EFFECTIVE: When pain tries to take over, turn to the proven pain relief of coated Amazon Basic Care Ibuprofen Tablets 200 mg; use for adults and children 12 years and over
  • IBUPROFEN is the number one doctor recommended back pain OTC active ingredient (of U.S. physicians surveyed by an independent market research firm)
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Amazon Basic Care Extra Strength Pain Relief's active ingredient is Acetaminophen, 500 mg, which compares to the active ingredient of Extra Strength Tylenol Caplets
  • Amazon Basic Care Extra Strength Pain Relief, Acetaminophen Caplets, 500 mg, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to: the common cold, headache, backache, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, muscular aches, and premenstrual and menstrual cramps also temporarily reduces fever
  • USE: Acetaminophen may be used as a pain reliever and fever reducer for adults and children 12 years and over
  • PAIN: Pain may begin with an injury or illness, but could also originate with anything from a bad mattress to arthritis
  • ACUTE PAIN: Acute pain acts as an alarm such as with a bee sting or stubbing your toe and can last for a few moments or for longer
  • Instant Relief - Opens your nose to relieve nasal congestion by increasing nasal airflow. Breathe Right strips provide you with stuffy nose relief to help you breathe better.
  • Snoring Relief - Breathe Right Extra Strength nasal strips are a great solution for snoring due to nasal congestion, improving nasal airflow by up to 31%. Snore less, sleep better.
  • Extra Strength - Each extra strength nasal strip uses flexible “spring-like” bands 50% stronger than Breathe Right Original nasal strips, opening your nose even more for maximum relief.
  • For Sensitive Skin - Our Extra Strength Clear Strips are hypoallergenic, flexible, non‑porous, and manufactured using 3M materials. They are made to stay put, no matter the activity.
  • Use Anytime, Anywhere - These clear nasal strips are almost unnoticeable to the eye and aren’t just for the bedroom. Use at work, at the gym, wherever you are - and take in air more easily.
  • 100-count Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels with acetaminophen work fast to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and help reduce fever
  • Each gelcap features unique, laser-drilled holes to quickly release pain medicine and contains 500 mg of acetaminophen for fast, effective extra strength pain relief
  • Use as a fever reducer and to help treat minor aches and pains including headache, backache, toothache, cramps and pain caused by the common cold
  • With 500mg of acetaminophen, this extra strength oral pain reliever is fast-acting and can be used by adults and children who are 12 years and older
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: This product contains ibuprofen 200 mg, a pain reliever and fever reducer (NSAID); compare to the active ingredient in Advil Ibuprofen Tablets
  • PAIN RELIEVER AND FEVER REDUCER: Proven pain relief without a prescription for tough pain such as muscular aches, minor arthritis pain, toothache, backache, menstrual cramps or minor aches and pains from the common cold; also temporarily reduces fever
  • STRONG RELIEF: Amazon Basic Care Ibuprofen Tablets 200 mg are strong on tough pain to help you get the relief you need to keep going; no prescription needed for this pain reliever and fever reducer
  • EFFECTIVE: When pain tries to take over, turn to the proven pain relief of coated Amazon Basic Care Ibuprofen Tablets 200 mg; use for adults and children 12 years and over
  • IBUPROFEN is the number one doctor recommended back pain OTC active ingredient (of U.S. physicians surveyed by an independent market research firm)
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Amazon Basic Care Extra Strength Pain Relief's active ingredient is Acetaminophen, 500 mg, which compares to the active ingredient of Extra Strength Tylenol Caplets
  • Amazon Basic Care Extra Strength Pain Relief, Acetaminophen Caplets, 500 mg, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to: the common cold, headache, backache, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, muscular aches, and premenstrual and menstrual cramps also temporarily reduces fever
  • USE: Acetaminophen may be used as a pain reliever and fever reducer for adults and children 12 years and over
  • PAIN: Pain may begin with an injury or illness, but could also originate with anything from a bad mattress to arthritis
  • ACUTE PAIN: Acute pain acts as an alarm such as with a bee sting or stubbing your toe and can last for a few moments or for longer
  • Sambucus Immune Gummies are made with high potency vitamins C and D3 and an excellent source of zinc to support immune health.* Also with highly concentrated, premium black elderberry extract.
  • Elderberries have naturally-occurring anthocyanins, which provide antioxidant support.* Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals.*
  • Adults and children ages 4+, chew 2 gummies daily.
  • Gluten free and vegetarian. No wheat, dairy, egg, peanut or artificial colors. Gummies made with plant-based pectin, not gelatin.
  • Nature’s Way is pleased to share that Sambucus Immune Gummy and Sambucus Immune Gummy for kids were voted #1 Product of the Year.** (**Winner Immunity category. Survey of 40,000 people by Kantar.)
  • SAMBUCUS ELDERBERRY EXTRACT WITH ZINC AND VITAMIN C – Viva Naturals Elderberry supplement for adults combines the strength of five high quality immune supporting ingredients.* We have included a high potency of Vitamins C and D for immune support.*
  • POWER OF ZINC AND GINGER – Along with black elderberry extract, Ginger also helps in providing antioxidant-like support and Zinc oxide (an essential nutrient) helps to maintain immune function.*
  • GET YOUR DAILY INTAKE OF VITAMIN C and D3 – Your new go-to elderberry and zinc supplement is packed with Vitamin C – an essential vitamin and daily immune system support,* with 400 mg of Vitamin C in every serving. You also get more than a full serving of Vitamin D3 with 5000 IU.
  • MORE ELDERBERRY PER SERVING (1000 mg) – Elderberries have been traditionally used for antioxidant-like support.* Our 5-in-1 Elderberry Vitamins capsules are packed with 1000 mg of super-concentrated elderberry extract per serving, equivalent to 4000 mg of fresh fruit.
  • 2 MONTH SUPPLY OF POWERFUL IMMUNE SUPPORT* – While other brands’ elderberry supplements will only last 30 days, Viva Naturals Elderberry immune support supplement* brings you exceptional value with a 2-month supply.
  • EXCESS MUCUS RELIEF: Maximum Strength Mucinex 12hr extended-release tablets pack a powerful punch with 1200 mg guaifenesin expectorant, providing you with long-lasting chest congestion relief
  • AIDS EXCESS MUCUS REMOVAL: Maximum strength chest congestion relief; Mucinex 12hr lasts up to 12 hours and provides relief for your chest congestion and makes cough more productive
  • EXPECTORANTS FOR ADULTS: Mucinex helps clear lungs by thinning & loosening mucus; Say goodbye to excess mucus, say hello to chest congestion relief
  • EXTENDED RELEASE GUAIFENESIN: Experience long-lasting excess mucus relief with Mucinex's 12hr maximum strength extended-release 1200 mg guaifenesin bi-layer tablets with immediate & extended release
  • TRUSTED BRAND: Mucinex is the #1 Cough & Cold Brand Doctor's Trust* and is also the #1 Pharmacist Recommended OTC Expectorant**; Get the brand that doctors trust and recommend
  • COLD AND FLU MEDICINE FOR ADULTS: For powerful cough, cold, and flu multi-symptom relief, check out our range of Mucinex Fast-Max cold and flu medicines; Beat cold and flu symptoms with confidence
  • FSA & HSA Eligible: Save Up to 30% - Cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax dollars (Product eligibility may vary by plan; Check with your benefits administrator to determine which expenses are eligible before you shop)
  • *IQVIA using ProVoice Survey, August 2023; **U.S. News & World Report/Pharmacy Times 2023-2024
  • Nasal Allergies, Dryness & Hay Fever
  • Sinus Pressure & Nasal Stuffiness
  • Nasal Symptoms from Flu & Cold
  • Nasal Irritation from Occupational & House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Smoke, etc.
  • Post Nasal Drip & Nasal Congestion
  • PROPOLIS IS THE DEFENDER OF THE HIVE. Bees use it to line the walls and keep germs out. We use it to support our immune systems, soothe dry, scratchy throats, combat free radical damage in the body, and feed the good bacteria in our gut.
  • IMMUNE SUPPORT: Propolis delivers over 300 other beneficial compounds, antioxidants, like flavanoids & polyphenols, that fight free radicals and combat oxidative stress. Our propolis is third-party tested to ensure it is pesticide-free.
  • BENEFITS: Immune Support, Soothe Scratchy & Dry Throat, Natural Remedy, Alcohol-Free, No Refined Sugars, Certified Keto, Sustainably Sourced, Certified Paleo, Third-party lab tested to ensure our products never contain pesticide residue or chemicals.
  • HOW WE SOURCE: We never overharvest from our hives and always ensure that our green apiaries are remote and far from harmful chemicals.
  • ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS: High-grade bee propolis extract, Non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. CONTAINS NO: artificial preservatives, colors, refined sugar, gluten, wheat, yeast, corn, soy, dairy. People allergic to bees or bee products may experience allergic reactions. Product packaging may vary as we refreshed our packaging and are currently transitioning between old and new packaging. Our ingredients & formula that you know and love remain the same!

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