True or false: You are no longer contagious with the flu once your fever breaks.
The answer is false.
Usually, you are still contagious for about five to seven days after your symptoms start to improve.
This is especially true when you take medications such as ibuprofen, which can relieve your fever while the virus is still quite active.
Carilion Clinic offers several options for getting your flu vaccine:
- Your primary care provider
- Carilion Clinic Pharmacy locations
- VelocityCare urgent care locations
- Community flu clinics
Visit CarilionClinic.org/flu to sort fact from fiction when it comes to symptoms.