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    Public Health

    nbraden@jeffco.us
    303-232-6301

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    Lakewood Clinic

    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    303-232-6301
    Fax: 303-239-7088

    WIC Clinic in Arvada

    6303 Wadsworth Bypass Arvada, CO 80003
    303-275-7510
    Fax: 303-275-7503

    WIC clinic in Edgewater

    1711 A & B Sheridan Blvd Edgewater, CO 80214
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-239-9592

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  • When to Call Your Health Care Provider with Flu Symptoms

     

    The flu is a respiratory illness that affects the lungs and respiratory system. There is no such thing as the stomach flu. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.

    Please call 303-232-6301 for a flu shot appointment at JCPH's Lakewood site (645 Parfet Street). Before making your appointment, check the recorded JCPH flu hotline at 303-239-7161 for flu program and vaccine availability information.

    Symptoms

    • Fever - usually 102 Fahrenheit, but can go up to 104 Fahrenheit and usually lasts three to four days
    • Headache - sudden onset and can be severe
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches, often severe
    • Coughing, which can become severe
    • Tiredness and weakness, which can last two or more weeks
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose

     

    When Parents Should Call Health Care Provider

    • Call if the child has a high fever that does not respond to over-the-counter fever medications, including acetominophen or ibuprofen.; This could signal a more serious infection.
      • Do not give children or adolescents, who are sick with flu or fever, aspirin or medications containing salicylates, such as some medications used for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
      • The fever associated with flu usually lasts three to five days. Parents should call their health care provider if their child's fever lasts longer or returns.
    • Call if your child is listless or has no interest in playing or other activities, especially after their fever comes down with acetominophen or ibuprofen.
    • Call if your child is inconsolable, that is, irritable and cannot be calmed down.
    • Call if your child is not drinking fluids or not keeping fluids down. Poor fluid intake can lead to dehydration, which can be very serious in children. Prolonged diarrhea can also lead to dehydration.
    • Call if your child has difficulty breathing, or exhibits fast, hard breathing. Flu is a respiratory disease that can infect the lungs, and if your child is working hard to breathe, your health care provider will need to assess the situation.

     

     

    Last Updated: 5-5-2014