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Flu season: Chatham-Kent's medical officer of health remains vigilant

Flu season: Chatham-Kent's medical officer of health remains vigilant

"We require each NHS organisation to ensure that each and every eligible member of staff is personally offered the flu vaccine, and then either signs the consent form or states if they decline to do so", that letter says.

To find out more about how to get your free vaccine, visit www.beatflu.org or www.curwchffliw.org or find Beat Flu or Curwch Ffliw on twitter and facebook.

Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies said: 'The harsh reality is that flu can kill and the best way to protect yourself is to get the jab.

For those with health insurance, flu shots are now readily available at local clinics, and also at area pharmacies. Receiving the flu shot each season is the best way to prevent infection, as the virus changes from year to year; each season the recommended vaccine is created to protect against circulating viruses.

Dr. Richard Roberts, head of the vaccine preventable disease programme at Public Health Wales, said: "Each year influenza viruses circulate, causing many people to be ill and some to face life-threatening situations".

If you need more information on the flu vaccine, Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton, Illinois can help.

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Both trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines will reduce your risk of getting sick from the flu and curb any flu symptoms. Dependents of students, however, can not avail this service for free as the SEBT plan does not cover for their flu shots.

Its all about minor pain - There are many people who scared of the needle which makes them hate injected, this reason is enough to understand why people used to avoid getting their flu shot.

Those who are 65 or older can speak to their doctors about whether they'd benefit from a high-dose vaccine (Fluzone High-Dose), which is four times stronger than the standard shot, or the adjuvanted vaccine (Fluad), which has an additive created to elicit a more robust immune reaction. There is no fee for the flu vaccine. Additional flu prevention measures include washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and staying home if you are sick.

It's why the Catawba County Health Department was holding the flu shot clinic. That made the 2016-17 flu season a moderate one, he said. Germs from touching a contaminated surface can enter the body in these areas.

The flu can spread quickly around campus but steps can be taken to help you stay healthy.


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