Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick answers questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.
Wow, yes, getting the flu is a big deal if you get it, because it is, it’s rough. Some people die of the flu. That’s how bad it is. The symptoms can be pretty aggressive and significant.
Muscle aches, a fever, fever for days, and it’s no fun to have a fever.
When you have a fever, it’s because your body is battling something and when the immune system has to be activated in that way, it causes a lot of discomfort, muscle pains and the aches. That’s what’s going on. So yes, it’s a big deal to have the flu.