Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Health department reminds residents to get flu shots

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Delores Daniels | 06 December, 2018, 02:15

The Grundy County Health Department would like to remind everyone we're still offering adult and children's influenza vaccinations by appointment every week.

But it's frustrating that despite SOLID science showing how important vaccination is to either preventing or at least blunting the effect of influenza, so many of our otherwise smart and savvy neighbors are going into this risky time of the flu season unprotected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Immunization Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continued vaccination through the busy holiday season and into the new year when flu activity is typically at its peak.

Because the virus is still sporadic, doctors say it's too soon to know how bad the flu season will be in Kansas.

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"The flu shot takes one to two weeks to produce immunity, and flu season usually peaks in January through March in MS", said MSDH Interim State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

"The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect you and your loved ones against the flu", Commissioner of DPH Jeff Howard, M.D.

Health officials are urging Mississippians to get a flu shot.

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People can help stop the spread of flu by getting vaccinated, washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when they're sick.

The most common symptoms of the flu include cold-like symptoms including fever, stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue.

Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting you and those around you against flu viruses.

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"These data highlight the need of an influenza vaccine for each season for those people who are more likely to show severe types of influenza, such as people over 65 and people with other diseases for whom the influenza vaccine was not enough to prevent the infection from appearing", said the researchers.

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