Flu shots available at Jeffco public health clinics

Flu shots available at Jeffco public health clinics

With flu season upon us, Wayne State College Student Health will be giving free flu shots to WSC students on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Though the effectiveness of the vaccine can vary - and last year's rate was low, at about 40 percent - this still meant that the flu vaccine reduced a person's overall risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor's office for flu illness by 40 percent.

A national survey of 700 parents by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital showed that more than half the respondents said the flu shot can cause flu.

As the state reported its first lab-confirmed flu cases last week, local health officials recommend county residents get their flu vaccine as soon as possible.Two laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been diagnosed in an adult and a child in the Central and Eastern Shore regions, the Maryland Department of Health announced October 16.

Johns Hopkins staff can also receive a free flu shot through November 16 by visiting the OutPatient Pharmacies located on the East Baltimore campus during designated clinic hours.

Last flu season saw record numbers of deaths and hospitalizations.

The Flu Shot Monitor found that here in Nashville, only 61 percent of seniors plan to get vaccinated this season. Fluzone High Dose is the first and only influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 year of age and older.

"It's shifting where you view where to go get your shots", she said.

He spent more than a week in the ICU before he died this week.

In the 2017-18 flu season, 296 people died from the flu statewide, 31 of them in Pierce County. "In contrast, flu symptoms are more debilitating, and potentially life threatening to those at risk of complications".

Henry said vaccines are important not only to protect the recipient from the flu and even lessen the severity of flu, but to protect the very young, very old and immunocompromised individuals that surround us. A strong recommendation from a clinician makes a huge difference in whether someone gets the influenza vaccine. Its completely possible to pick up something either right before or right after you got your shot.

If your children are sick, keep them home from daycare and schools. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth or nose with your sleeve, not your hands. Even if you've never received one, and you've never gotten sick from the flu, you are still vulnerable. Flu shots now are available at Jefferson County Public Health's clinic at 645 Parfet St., Lakewood.

Several pharmacy employees around the metro said their clients reported it was hard to get into a doctor's office to get the vaccine or that some already said their physician ran out of doses. The virus changes rapidly, requiring more updates to the seasonal vaccine, and making it that much harder for the body's immune system to generate a good response.

Other ways to prevent the flu is avoid touching the face, clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, and get plenty of sleep.



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