March 24, 2011

Think it's the Flu? When to Call Your Health Care Provider

It’s never too late to get a flu vaccine.

But if you or your child should develop flu-like symptoms, do you know how to tell if it warrants a call or visit to the doctor?

The My Health at Vanderbilt team has launched a new Flu Tool to help consumers decide whether flu-like symptoms warrant a call or visit to their health care provider. The tool offers personalized guidance based on answers to questions about symptoms and underlying health conditions.

The tool is available through MyHealthatVanderbilt.com, VanderbiltHealth.com and ChildrensHospital.Vanderbilt.org.

Please go to VanderbiltHealth.com/flutool to preview the tool.