Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Flu jabs urged for people in Cornwall

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Samantha Long | 07 October, 2018, 20:55

San Juan Basin Public Health has a limited supply of specialized flu vaccine, including high-dose flu shots for seniors and a preservative-free vaccine for pregnant women, according to a news release.

Dr. Esper said sometimes parents are leery of the flu shot because think it can make their child sick with the flu, but he said this simply isn't true.

"With the cost of healthcare increasing and with our desire to make this low-priced and affordable for students, we see this as an opportunity to serve the campus and community", said Heather Rich, coordinator of medical auditing and compliance.

Last year, however, marked one of the deadliest seasons in 40 years, resulting in what the CDC estimates to be as many as 80,000 flu-related deaths nationwide.

UNT ordered more vaccinations hoping to get as many students as possible prepared for the upcoming season.

"We just want to give flu shots to everyone to prevent any type of spread of this disease because previous year was so bad", Acevedo said.

The flu vaccine is recommended for all those working in healthcare settings and is available free of charge from local occupational health departments.

In 2017-2018, the USA faced the most severe seasonal flu outbreak across all age groups since at least 2003, according to CDC data. They got the flu from someone. Under most health insurance plans, you can get a free flu shot at chains including Walgreens, CVS (including many in Target stores), Publix, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

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Which flu shot is best?

"If you're around them, they're more likely to be impacted by the flu". "Maybe you're not in bed for a week", she says.

"These clinics encourage community members to get vaccinated against influenza, which is still a major cause of sickness and death in the winter across the U.S. Additionally, it serves as an emergency preparedness exercise for community members in case the health district needs to rapidly dispense immunizations or medications".

"We [provide] education and hand hygiene stations in our clinic", Chavarria said.

"Having your flu jab at your GP practice is the safest way to have the vaccination administered as it offers a personalised service with access to your medical records, fully trained medical staff on site and full registration with the Care Quality Commission regulator". Nurses from PHHS will give the vaccine to walk-in patients. So it's critically important that we impress upon folks that it is not just for them.

You may, however, have an extra choice this flu season.

"The best thing you can do is hand washing with good old soap and water", Davis said. This is why the CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older.

Along with the rural flu clinics, PHHS offers the flu vaccine at its clinic in Columbia from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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