Protect yourself and those around you this flu season

  • Protect yourself and those around you this flu season

Protect yourself and those around you this flu season

Please bring your insurance card and driver's license. 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., November 22 from 3 p.m.to 6 p.m. and December 5 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. The clinic is also offering a clinic for children on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.to noon.

During last year's flu season, more than 100 children died of the flu in the United States, and thousands more were hospitalized for severe illness or complications from the virus, according to the AAP. Ensure to get vaccinated with the flu shot every year.

Flu season is right around the corner, and Dr. Chris Solaro says there is no time like the present to get a preventive shot. "It also will help protect the fetus because the immunity will be in her blood and go to the babies blood".

The CDC recommends that people get their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as the flu vaccination is available, and ideally by October.

"The viruses can not actually give you the flu", Hayes said.

Influenza immunization clinics in SCHR will begin on October 23.

Each flu season is a new adventure for public health experts, since the viruses that cause the flu are always changing.

Protect yourself and others this winter with a flu vaccination now. However, if you wait until April to get vaccinated, you will still be protected the same way, even though you waited until late in the season to get it. Can it help reduce the chances of getting a cold or a flu-like illness?

The flu virus is spread easily spread by coughing, sneezing and nasal secretions and is often transmitted via dirty surfaces and hands.

Where can I get a flu vaccine? .

"The flu should not be taken lightly", said Dr. Dirk Haselow, state epidemiologist and medical director for communicable disease and immunizations.

Data released Thursday showed that while there were slight increases in the vaccination rates among people most vulnerable to the flu - adults over age 50 - there were "mostly stagnant vaccination rates among all age groups", according to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Several convenient flu shot clinics are scheduled to make following that good advice as easy as possible for citizens of North Big Horn County.

The World Health Organization is recommending vaccination for four flu strains in the northern hemisphere this season. Last season's flu vaccine had an efficacy rate of about 42%, but was estimated to have prevented more than 5.4 million flu cases, 2.7 million doctor visits and 86,000 hospitalizations, Price said. Everyone else needs only one dose each flu season. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus, meaning it can not be treated with antibiotics.

"We do know that the 2017 vaccines have had a relatively good match with circulating strains, which provides the best opportunity for protection".

If you are a frontline health or social worker your employer should offer you a free flu vaccination. That means getting proper sleep, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.