Health Care

Health departments offer flu season reminders

Health departments offer flu season reminders”

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older who does not have contraindications to the vaccine, receive the flu shot.

While the department encouraged everyone to get the vaccine, health officials said those most at risk during flu season are young children and elderly adults.

She says flu vaccine is free for children 18 and under but parents or guardian (s) must be present with their child at the time of vaccination.

Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust. "Also I have asthma, so I have to make sure I don't get the flu".

Beyond vaccination, simple actions such as covering coughs, regularly washing hands and staying home when sick can all go a long way toward preventing the flu's spread this winter. People also should avoid congregating in public settings when they are ill to minimize the risk of infecting others.

Common symptoms of the flu, which typically develop within a few days of exposure, include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches. A doctor can prescribe medication to treat the flu. The flu itself can lead to respiratory failure and death. The CDC estimates that 70 percent to 90 percent of annual flu deaths are in people over 65.

Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu. For example, people with coronary artery disease have an increased risk of heart attack if they contract influenza. The health department has flu vaccines available in standard-dose and high-dose forms. Cold symptoms can be similar to the flu but are typically milder.

We had an easier year as far as the flu. Every year, the flu vaccine is created to best match the strain of the flu virus circulating.

In Kentucky, more than 200 cases of the flu have already been confirmed. There have been two deaths so far compared to zero for the same period previous year. Fortunately, there were not many people infected. Some studies have suggested the nasal spray mist was not as effective for previous seasons, but the nasal vaccine has been reformulated and it's believed to be just as effective as the injection. "We want people to start thinking about what they can do to prevent the flu in early October and definitely have their shot completed by the end of October".

Crace likened not getting the flu shot to rolling the dice and taking your chances.

The department's Public Information Officer, Stephanie Malita, said they gave out 280 flu shots during the event.

Yep, you can grab a flu shot when you're making your weekly bulk-grocery runs to Sam's Club or Costco-flu shots (and other vaccines) there have a $0 copay with most insurances.

Like this



17 October 2019
Pope to elevate British convert, 4 others to sainthood
He echoed Francis by saying all Christians can give thanks for Newman's example and friendship. Bays, a seamstress, is said to have suffered the stigmata as well.

17 October 2019
Isolated At Anti-Terror FATF Meet, Pak Close To "Dark Grey" List
However, it must be mentioned that all eyes will be on Beijing's role at the FATF plenary meeting. The report narrates actions against dysfunctional organisations and prosecution.

17 October 2019
Realme X2 Pro Lands with 64MP Quad-camera Setup
Let's not waste any more time and have a look at the specifications, pricing , and availability of the Realme X2 Pro . The Realme X2 Pro has been first launched in China and slated to see the daylight in Europe later today as well.

17 October 2019
Non-profit feeds UAW workers who don't have access to food
The strike immediately brought GM's US factories to a halt and, within a week, started to hamper production in Mexico and Canada. Now that GM has been nursed back to health - earning $2.42 billion in its latest quarter - they wanted a bigger share.

17 October 2019
Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam
While she claimed Huffman will "be just fine" during her two-week stint, there were times she "had it rough" at Dublin. Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges and remains free on $1 million bail.

17 October 2019
Bigg Boss 13: Fans support Koena Mitra and calls Salman Khan biased
Shehnaaz Gill is the most well-liked feminine contender and has extra followers than Rashami and Devoleena. Bigg Boss says that the boys did not do the task thinking that there is nothing in this task for them.

17 October 2019
Netflix Heads Into Showdown With Slowing Subscriber Growth
A third season of Stranger Things helped boost the number of Netflix subscribers recently. Disney is yanking its films from Netflix beginning next year.

17 October 2019
Trump praises Columbus Day against movement to change holiday's name
After a joint news conference, Mattarella was to join Trump at a reception celebrating Italian Americans. Washington, D.C., this week recognized "Indigenous Peoples' Day" instead of Columbus Day after the D.C.

17 October 2019
Stenson, Sorenstam to host 'innovative' mixed tournament in Sweden
The European Tour and Ladies European Tour will stage a mixed tournament as part of their schedules next year. The event has been confirmed for the next three years but there will be different venues in 2021 and 2022.

17 October 2019
Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction, Preview, and Odds
Grant, not to be confused with former Packers running back Ryan Grant, is in his sixth year in the NFL. The Packers released tight end Ethan Wolf to make room for the additions on the practice squad.