December 17, 2018

Health Department provides vaccination clinic to area schools

22 September 2018, 07:24 | Rodolfo Wallace

A Fun Way To Be Flu Free

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Schippert said there is still a small percentage of the population that believes you can get the flu from the flu shot. "They think that the flu shot can give you the flu, but it cannot give you the flu, it's not a live virus".

Experts research the type of virus that might be prevalent during a given season and design seasonal vaccines or shots to deal with the specific influenza viruses for the season. "The vaccine was not as effective as in previous years". They say it's a problem because they've already seen six cases and multiple strains of the flu so far.

"You should get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community", the CDC suggests. "Even if there's a less than ideal match against one virus, the vaccine may protect against other viruses".

The health department offers free immunizations to children age 18 and younger through the Vaccines for Children Program.

Flu season is right around the corner and the Health Department is taking measures to make sure that all of the schools have the vaccinations necessary for their students.

It's especially important for people 65 and older (50 and older is recommended by the CDC) to get the flu shot, since their ability to fight the virus is lower. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits, including reducing the risk of flu illnesses and hospitalizations.

America's Got Talent Season 13 Names a victor
Lim, hailed by fans as one of the world's best "close-up" magicians, is the Canadian-born son of Singaporean immigrants. Earlier in the series, Howie had used his Golden Buzzer on Courtney to secure her place in the quarter finals.

'Divisive, Dangerous': TX Sheriff Slams Beto O'Rourke for Comments on Police
Democrats need to win a net total of two additional seats to take the Senate and 23 to assume the majority in the House. O'Rourke in turn blasted Cruz for supporting massive deportations of illegal immigrants. "That's not true", Mr.

Oil prices drop as escalating trade war clouds demand outlook
Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 dipped 16 cents, or 0.2 percent to $77.93 a barrel by 0035 GMT. USA sanctions affecting Iran's petroleum sector are due to come into force from November 4.

Those with a severe egg allergy should contact their medical provider about getting the vaccine.

"I recommend getting it earlier because it takes a few weeks for that flu shot to really become effective".

"The flu shot will last through the flu season", Watson says.

Fee flu shots will be offered to the public starting September 28 at several libraries throughout the county.

Once again, VA has teamed up with Walgreens pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are now enrolled in the VA health care system to walk into any Walgreens to receive a vaccination at no cost.

While a flu shot may not keep a person from catching an infection, it is known to reduce the intensity of the condition. But, at the end of the day, anyone who is able to get the vaccine, in any form, should. The vaccine is also available from doctors offices and pharmacies. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

Other News

Trending Now

United States hits China with military sanctions to PUNISH Putin
Administration officials said they hoped the action against EDD would send a message to others considering buying the S-400. China, which relies on technology for its military modernisation has stepped up its military ties with Russian Federation .

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 due to illness
He served as Deputy Minister of Public Security from 2006 to August 2011, and Minister from August 2011 to March 2016. He had a reputation as a tough leader who was influential within the inner circles of the country's communist party.

Renault-Nissan to adopt Google Android operating system
Android will also facilitate over-the-air updates and remote diagnostics in Nissan , Renault , and Mitsubishi vehicles. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is one of the world's biggest car-making groups.

Venezuelan president feasts at ‘Salt Bae’ restaurant while country goes hungry
During a televised news conference on Tuesday, Mr Maduro said he had eaten at the restaurant after receiving an invitation. General Assembly next week in NY to combat what he called a hate campaign against his socialist government.

At least 5 stabbed at NYC day care centre
The injured man is a father of one of the chilren at the day centre and he recieved a stab wound to his leg. Two baby girls and a baby boy were attacked by the woman, the officer said on condition of anonymity.

Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row
Analysts have also warned that U.S. companies selling in China could face nationalist backlash against their products. He said that trade is not a weapon and shouldn't be used for wars.

Japanese billionaire will be first SpaceX private passenger
Twenty-four NASA astronauts flew to the moon from 1968 through 1972, and only 12 of them strolled its dusty surface. Setbacks and delays, however, don't deter Musk or his relentless company, which has grown to 7,000 employees.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all
Prof Ford, Mr Kavanaugh and the judge's wife have all been receiving threats, as the case becomes increasingly contentious. Negotiations have been ongoing on whether Ford will testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Theresa May to make Brexit statement at No 10
He also promised an offer to allay fears about a border being created between the United Kingdom mainland and Northern Ireland. On Wednesday, Tusk announced a special Brexit summit in November, when he hopes a deal will be "finalized".

Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser
Asked if he would ask the FBI to open a deeper investigation, Trump said he was content to "let the senators do it". Kavanaugh was spotted at the White House on Thursday, and allies said he is eager to address the accusation.