Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

3 things to know about the flu shot

What you need to know about flu season this year and Stefani gets her flu shot HSE urges Limerick people to avail of vaccine as flu season approaches
Samantha Long | 11 October, 2019, 14:24

Residents should wear clothing that is loose around the arm so the public health nurse can administer the flu shot in the upper arm, without requiring residents to leave the comfort and convenience of their vehicle.

"Flu season begins in the beginning of October, and so, while it does seem early, it's not entirely unexpected".

The flu season for Mesa County starting earlier than past year.

The Morgan County Health Department also has a program to help cover flu shots for those without health insurance. And people over 50, especially over 65 years old have a weakened system in terms of responding to sicknesses.

Health officials in the Washington region are warning residents to get flu vaccinations as the first flu cases of the season are reported. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older get vaccinated, and October is the ideal time to get your shot - right before flu is expected to hit.

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics
He said this morning that France had raised its pledge by 15 percent to €1.5 billion and later pledged an additional €60 million. Most of that $14 billion is destined for the African continent, where millions of people have died from these epidemics.

The campaign is part of a renewed push from the agency to ensure all those eligible for immunization get vaccinated.

People may still be at risk of getting the virus even once winter is over. Also available, for ages 19 and up, is the adult hepatitis A vaccine.

People with severe, life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine can not get the flu shot. Symptoms of the flu typically include a fever or chills, a sore throat and a cough.

She was speaking as UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid West Community Healthcare this Thursday joined forces to launch their own internal flu campaigns aimed at vaccinating thousands of healthcare workers in community, primary, mental health and acute hospital settings across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

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