Publicado: Sáb, Setiembre 22, 2018
Salud | Por Gertrudes Rodriquez

Last Year The Flu Was Deadly - Get Vaccinated Now

Last Year The Flu Was Deadly - Get Vaccinated Now

Dee Ann Schippert, public health administrator, said clinics have been scheduled throughout Iroquois County in order to provide easy access for residents.

The schedule for Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center area flu clinics, including medical offices in North Hollywood, Mission Hills, Santa Clarita and Panorama City is available here.

"The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are strongly advising vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age or older", said Vonda Pruitt, director of nursing for the health department.

And no, regardless of the myth that is so often heard at this time of the year, the flu vaccine doesn't cause those who take it to develop influenza. It typically takes about two weeks for the vaccine to build antibodies and begin offering protection.

In addition to the flu vaccine, other everyday preventive measures include washing your hands, covering your cough and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects.

Flu vaccinations are no longer given to staff, faculty and retirees at Cornell Health.

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It is especially important to get the flu vaccine if you, someone you live with, or someone you care for is at high risk of complications from flu. There is no charge for those enrolled in a Cornell health insurance plan.

Last year's flu season was particularly rough, Lynch said, which is one reason why you shouldn't wait to see how severe this season will be. The vaccines we utilize today are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are very safe.

Arkansas health officials are bracing for the upcoming flu season, after the prevous one was the deadliest in three decades.

The age recommendation for Afluria Quadrivalent, an inactivated influenza vaccine, was changed from 18 years and older to 5 years and older.

As per this survey, it shows that young adults have been shown to have lower flu immunization rates compared to other ages, making it less accessible for students. She said it not only protects them against the illness but helps protect those who might not be able to get the vaccine. As health professionals we are concerned that there are myths prevalent in the African American and Latino communities, so we work closely with our community partners to inform and educate, and at some locations offer free flu shots directly to the community. Clients may call the health department at 706-295-6123 for pricing information.

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