Celebrate National Influencza Vaccination Week With A Flu Shot

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

The Tennessee Department of Health says the annual flu epidemic is expected to last many more weeks and encourages everyone to protect themselves with a shot.

Influenza activity is now at low levels in Montana; however, this is expected to change in the coming weeks.

To find a location to get a flu shot in your community, check with your health care provider or local health department. No appointment is necessary. IN has recorded two flu-related deaths this season. Infants younger than six months can not be vaccinated, making it important that anyone in a household where a young baby lives get a flu shot to protect the child. Antiviral drugs may shorten the duration or lessen the severity of the flu if started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

Some ways you can avoid getting sick or passing the illness on to others - in addition to getting a flu shot - include washing your hands, covering your cough and use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.

Vaccines delivered via nasal spray incorporate live virus cells which could trigger the flu.

In a press release, Florida DOH says the clinic will allow people to "roll in" and receive a flu shot, all while staying in their vehicle. That, without a doubt, is a flu shot. "We are recommending all Texans 6 months of age and older get their flu vaccine as soon as possible". Flu symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue. Most people with a history of heart disease know they are at a higher risk for complications like cardiac rhythm problems, coronary artery disease and stroke.

This year, Rite Aid is once again teaming up with Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, to raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated.

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