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Illinois Department of Public Health offers flu prevention tips

Illinois Department of Public Health offers flu prevention tips”

Giant Food Stores, for example, announced flu vaccines are available throughout the coming months and that they are offering free health screenings from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 25 locations, including 3015 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, and 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth.

Here's what pregnant women need to know.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the C.D.C.in a briefing said, "Influenza and pertussis, or whooping cough, are serious infections that can be deadly for babies, especially for those who are too young to be vaccinated directly".

The CDC called last year's flu season length a record breaker lasting from October until May. Kristin Englund explained to Fox 8's Stefani Schaefer what's expected this year and how you can best protect yourself from the flu. For instance, influenza epidemiologist Danuta Skowronski told Branswell that individuals should avoid contact with others who are sick, and quickly seek treatment with antiviral drugs if they believe they have contracted the flu.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors visits each year.

The CDC Vital Signs recommendation released this week Tuesday (8th of October 2019), is that these vaccines against flu and whooping cough are safe for pregnant women and do not affect their unborn babies adversely.

"The vaccination doesn't prevent all cases of the flu, but if it is a well-matched strain, it can reduce your risk by forty to sixty percent, I think..."

"Especially living in the residence halls and being in class all the time it's really easy to get sick and get the flu", Fisher said.

Animal caretakers should wash their hands and arms frequently with soap and water.

Health experts say while the vaccine is not completely ideal, getting one is still your best defense against the flu. "People are helping each other to make their models better".

Even if someone does not think they will contract influenza, they should still get the shot so that herd immunity is in full effect.

A variety of websites and apps provide flu tracking services that let you see where the flu is active.

The aches, the sneezing, the sore throat, the exhaustion - flu season is here and you want to be prepared. You can report your own symptoms (even if you're not sure if it's a flu diagnosis yet) to help the site keep track of data in real time. They also looked at 2,600 pregnant women between August 2018 to present, in an online survey to look at the vaccine uptake. The severity was moderate, the CDC reported, but it was record-breaker as the longest flu season in a decade.

With the flu season right around the corner, IU South Bend's Health and Wellness Center is prepared to help students and faculty fight off the flu this season.



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