Caldwell County Health Department Reschedules Annual Flu Drive-Thru Clinic

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Caldwell County Health Department Reschedules Annual Flu Drive-Thru Clinic

The LaSalle County Health Department is urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

The virus can be particularly harmful and sometimes even fatal to over-65s, pregnant women and sufferers from chronic illnesses, as these groups are all particularly vulnerable.

For doctors, one alarming and frustrating fact is that many people fail to get vaccinated at all.

"2,680 patients with flu in confirmed flu in hospitals " Dr Richard Roberts, Head of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme at Public Health Wales, said: "Each year new flu viruses circulate, causing many people to be ill and some to face life-threatening complications".

The formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.

Roth said that every flu season is unique, and that is it hard to predict how the flu will impact people season to season-making it unclear if any season will be worse than others.

If a pregnant woman gets the flu, she will get it at the severity an older person experiences, due to a diminished immune system. "Flu vaccines to protect you this fall and winter are available at many pharmacies and healthcare providers. Its hallmarks include high fever, all over body aches, sore throat, cough and sometimes nausea and vomiting".

"Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but it's certainly recommended to get it each year", Adkins said. "I realize that it's effective, it just comes down to having a accessible and easy way to get the flu vaccine". Prabhu, an infectious diseases expert, said not only does the flu shot reduce your risk of hospitalization, but also your neighbors and loved ones.

It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to get protected from the flu, you simply got a flu shot.

"Last year was a very serious flu season [and] many children died", said Hartman. "So still important to get your flu shot".

The Fluzone High-Dose has four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot does, while the FLUAD contains an added ingredient called adjuvant MF59.

It is also important to mention that the flu vaccine can not cause flu illness.

Students can check the or the for more information on flu clinic hours and appointments. The flu should emerge here in mid to late December, Kisner said.

"Medicare, TennCare, and select other insurance providers can be billed and some people may be eligible for free or reduced cost", a health department spokesperson said.

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