Answers to Common Cold and Flu Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cold and flu.

Where can people go to educate themselves about the flu?

There are a variety of places people can go to find information to educate themselves about the flu.

From the comfort of home, you can learn a lot about the flu by visiting a few reliable websites, including:

  • CDC.govOff Site Icon– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has entire sections devoted to information about the seasonal flu. Learn key facts about the flu, flu vaccines, prevention and information specific to this year’s flu season.
  • Off Site Icon – is a website run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and it is dedicated to providing information about various types of flus, including the seasonal flu.
  • NCOA.orgOff Site Icon– The National Council on Aging also has a lot of information available about the flu. Their “Flu + You” page provides a lot of information for older adults and their caregivers about the importance of flu vaccines, dangers of the flu and much more.

Another resource to educate yourself about the flu is your local health department, which should have not only information about the flu in general but also specifics about the flu in your area.

Of course, your physician is also a good resource to reach out to for information about the flu itself or for reliable flu education resources.

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Source: Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Guillermo Trevino, MD, Covington Family Care; Lauren Roth, MD, Phillipsburg Family Care; Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Janet Smith, CNP, Southtown Family Practice; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Anoopa Hodges, DO, Oakwood Primary Care

Sally S. McIntyre, MD

Sally S. McIntyre, MD

Belmont Physicians

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Guillermo "Bill" Trevino, MD

Guillermo "Bill" Trevino, MD

Miami County Internal Medicine

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