Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Need a flu shot? Here's how to get one

Flu Shot 71 per cent fall in number of flu cases
Johnnie Parks | 06 December, 2018, 09:33

"Even healthy people can get the flu", said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.

The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week and believe it or not, it's not too late to protect yourself for the season. Getting vaccinated yourself also protects people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like pregnant women, babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

Flu is typically spread by droplets when someone with the flu talks, coughs, or sneezes.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe infection in the nose, throat, and lungs.

It's flu season and with one death reported early on in Riverside County, officials are urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. Additionally, two-thirds (66 percent) of those surveyed get a flu vaccine every year, or plan to get one this year, a five percent increase from last year's survey findings.

Flu Shot

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year's flu season was estimated to be the deadliest since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

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. It may take about 1 to 4 days after being exposed to the virus for symptoms to develop.

Flu vaccines are available from your doctor and at many retail pharmacies.

Influenza antiviral drugs can be a second line of defense for treatment of some who get sick with the flu. 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.

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