Norfolk Public Health offering free flu shots on Wednesday

02 November, 2018, 14:35 | Author: Kara Nash
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It will take place on the second floor of the Police Department Thursday from 3pm-5pm.

Children younger than six months of age are too young to get the flu vaccine.

It is a first come, first served basis.

Cases of seasonal influenza have already begun to show up in Canada, and public health officials say that means it's time to get that jab in the arm - not only to prevent the flu for yourself but also to help avoid spreading the nasty respiratory bug to others.

Flu season has reared it's ugly head in the United States as the death of an unvaccinated Florida child has been confirmed due to the flu; the first pediatric casualty of virus season. While we are still early in the season and effectiveness can vary, the CDC said recent studies find the shot reduces the risk of flu between 40 and 60 percent."That's still a good percentage to go off", explains Med Mart- Holly Spring Nurse Practitioner Monica Williams. No appointments are necessary; however, people should indicate to the registration officer at the clinics that they need to have the flu shot. The vaccine can make you feel a little achy and tired for a day or two, but overall our Hays County community is healthier if we all get vaccinated.

The flu season has not yet hit hard.

But as the country moves closer to winter, Canadians can expect the sounds of sneezing and hacking to ratchet up as the annual flu fest gets fully underway, say public health physicians, who would like to see the number of Canadians laid low by the virus dramatically curtailed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations from influenza in the United States past year.


For more information about scheduling an appointment for a flu vaccine, contact the Bartow County Health Department - located at 100 Zena Drive in Cartersville - at 770-382-1920.

The flu vaccine a year ago was only about 40 percent effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lastly here are some easy measures you can take at home to help stop the spread of the flu in Hays County: • When you cough, cough into your arm or hand.

In terms of efficacy, it varies from year to year but, more importantly, it's better than nothing. The nasal spray flu vaccine is safe for people between ages 2 and 49 who are not pregnant.

Foster recommended getting your vaccine right away. The trivalent vaccine protects against three strains of the flu - an influenza A, or H1N1, virus; an influenza A, or H3N2, virus; and an influenza B virus. "In a high dose, there's only so much you can pack into a vaccine".

"We never know exactly what we're going to get", she said.

An Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and most other billable insurance plans are covered under Campus Health, and these plans also cover the $27 bill.

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