Denton County Public Health encourages residents to get flu shots

06 December, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared December 2-8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that it is not too late to get vaccinated. "The very young, pregnant women, elderly, and those with certain underlying health problems are at higher risk to have serious flu-related complications".

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 unsafe time of the flu season unprotected. As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against flu.

The CDC recently reported that the flu was responsible for as many as 80,000 deaths last winter.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages six months and older receive a flu vaccine each year. There is no need for an appointment, all a Veteran has to do is come to any of the Charleston VAMC facilities or Community Based Outpatient Clinics and request their flu shot. "Anyone can get the flu, including healthy individuals, and getting the flu vaccine is the easiest and safest way to protect yourself, your friends and your family this season". "The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life".

Dr. Willbrandt says the flu starts with a rapid onset of fever, along with a runny nose, watery eyes, and body aches.

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

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