Cold & Flu

Let our healthcare professionals take care of you and your family this cold & flu season.

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Cold & Flu

Let our healthcare professionals take care of you and your family this cold & flu season.

Overview

An average of 26.1 million illnesses, or 8% of the U.S. population, are caused by influenza (“flu”) annually. The flu is a viral infection that spreads quickly through the air when coughing, sneezing, or talking. Individuals with the flu will routinely present with fever, cough, runny nose, chills, body aches, and sore throat. While most people that fall victim to the flu will recover with symptomatic management within 2 weeks, moderate and severe complications can arise, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus or ear infection, and respiratory issues.

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and prescribe medication when medically necessary. In addition, our staff evaluate if post-exposure antiviral medication is right for you.

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By The Numbers

Treatment

37%

Reduced risk of lower respiratory complications, such as pneumonia, when using early treatment of flu with an antiviral.1

Deaths

200,000+

Hospitalizations attributed to the flu annually.2

Flu

17 Billion

Workdays missed due to the flu.3

Benefits

  • Receive a prompt medical evaluation and discuss it with our Board Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
  • In house point of care testing available for influenza and other select conditions.
  • Maximize treatment benefits with an antiviral medication within 48 hours of flu symptom onset if indicated.
  • Rule out the presence of secondary infections requiring additional treatment.
  • Review and receive a prescription for post-exposure treatment if indicated.

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The Clinic can help you and your family get better when you need it most. Schedule an appointment at a Kroger Health Clinic near you today!

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References:
  1. Hernán M.A. & Lipsitch M. (2011). Oseltamivir and risk of lower respiratory tract complications in patients with flu symptoms: a meta-analysis of eleven randomized clinical trials. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;53(3):277. Epub 2011 Jun 15. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21677258
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html
  3. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flu/activities.html