You can receive a flu vaccination at one of our two convenient locations in Windsor and Woodstock, VT.
We offer appointments during regular business hours. Walk-in and express clinics are offered for adults and children.
Please bring your insurance card to ensure easy and accurate processing.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center express appointments are available by calling (802) 674-7300.
Ottauquechee Health Center express appointments are available by calling (802) 457-3030.
Home care advice for the flu
- For most people, influenza is just a “bad” cold. The dangers of influenza for normal, healthy people (2 to 65 years of age) are minimal. Treatment of influenza depends on the child’s main symptoms. Bed rest is unnecessary.
- For a runny nose with profuse discharge, blow or suction the nose.
- For a blocked nose use nasal washes
- Importance: a young infant can’t nurse or drink from a bottle unless the nose is open.
- Use over-the-counter saline drops or saline rinse preparations (if unsure of proper use, call doctor's office for instruction)
- Humidifier: If the air in your home is dry use a humidifier
- Fever medicine: For fever greater than 102 or aches, use acetaminophen or ibuprofen (never use Aspirin because of strong link with Reye Syndrome)
- Cough medicine: For a mild cough or hoarseness use ½ to 1 teaspoon of honey (maybe mixed with warm water) for children over the age of 1 year. For children over 4 years, use cough drops.
- Sore throat:
- Children older than 1 can sip warm chicken broth or apple juice.
- Children older than 4 can suck on hard candy or lollipops.
- Children older than 6 can gargle with warm water and a little bit of table salt.
- Contagiousness: Spread is rapid because the incubation period is only 24 to 36 hours and the virus is very contagious.
Expected course: Fever usually lasts 2 to 3 days, runny nose 5 to 10 days and cough 2 to 3 weeks.
Call the doctor if:
- Fever lasts more than 3 days
- Fever goes away for more than 24 hrs and then returns
- Nasal discharge lasts for more than 14 days
- Your child becomes worse