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Catawba County Public Health to host flu shot clinics

Catawba County Public Health to host flu shot clinics

This month's free flu-shot clinics are sponsored by the HHSA and locations can be found by calling 211 San Diego. Almost 47 percent of Americans received a flu vaccine in 2016, and almost all of those vaccinations occurred early in the season. Officials say even after the clinic, shots will be available to people who come in. The virus lives longer in the cold weather because there is less humidity in the air to kill it. People can inhale the flu or get it by touching everyday objects such as doorknobs, chairs, tables and many other objects. The vaccine protects against several flu strains.

The report also states that based on early data from Australia, which is just emerging from its flu season, the influenza vaccine this year may not be effective in combating the virus.

The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices and pharmacies. The trivalent influenza vaccine for the 2017-2018 flu season includes an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus, an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus, and a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (Victoria lineage). Be prepared and get the shot this fall, especially if you are over 65, or have a chronic illness or are pregnant.

"It's not 100 per cent, but certainly it decreases not only your chance of getting influenza [and spreading it] ... but it also decreases your risk of being hospitalized".

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NHS staff already get free flu vaccinations and NHS England wants trusts to make it less disruptive for staff. Dependents of students, however, can not avail this service for free as the SEBT plan does not cover for their flu shots. However, they said they are seeing flu cases out there.

The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu, states the Arkansas Department of Health. It has not protected against the flu as well as standard flu shots of late, according to a committee of experts that advises the CDC.

In Southwest Virginia, residents can now roll in, roll up their sleeves and arm themselves against the seasonal flu during a drive-through flu vaccine clinic at Mountain Empire Community College.

Flu usually begins with an abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat and cough that often make people sick enough to keep them in bed for several days or weeks.


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