As the Flu Epidemic Worsens, Your Keys to Prevention

By Courtney Mull, MD

This flu season is making local and national headlines as the number of cases continues to rise. In fact, we are in the midst of the flu epidemic, with a high likelihood that it has not yet peaked. At Mission Health’s hospitals alone, nearly 250 patients were seen with confirmed cases of the flu in the first two weeks of this year.

So, how do you protect yourself and your family? Follow these keys to prevention:


Courtney Mull, MD, is Medical Director, Advanced Access – Mission Health; Mission My Care Now.

Mission My Care Now accepts walk-in visits with no appointment necessary for treatment of symptoms such as allergies and asthma, anxiety and depression, chronic diseases, colds and flu, headaches, minor injuries, muscle and joint pain, sinus infections, stomach pain, urinary tract infection and more. Visit missionmycarenow.org [1] or call (828) 213-4444 to find a Mission My Care Now location near you.
Visit mission-health.org/flu [2] to learn more about flu treatment and prevention.