Flu shots in Chatham County on the way

Flu shots in Chatham County on the way

"I have not, and after speaking with administration, they said there'd not been a significant number yet".

Flu shots expose you to the inactive virus, while the nasal spray method introduces a live, weakened virus into your system.

Health care facilities are getting stocked with the flu vaccine, which is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.

"[The flu vaccine] It's about 70 percent effective in keeping people out of the hospital, and about 80 percent effective in keeping people from dying", according to Dillaha.

The Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12 Street, Rome, is now offering flu vaccines on a walk-in basis.

Flu season has arrived and the Auglaize County Health Department is ready to distribute vaccine shots to help protect local residents from the illness.

Reed said children younger than 8 years of age who have never had the flu vaccine will need two doses - at least four weeks apart - to gain protection.

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Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent.

Fee flu shots will be offered to the public starting September 28 at several libraries throughout the county. The flu virus changes from year to year, and this year's vaccine protects against the flu viruses that are expected to cause the most illness this flu season. It is preservative-free, containing no thimerosal or mercury. Wear clothes with short or loose-fitting sleeves to the clinic. The cost is $35 per dose.

The influenza (quadrivalent) vaccine is available to people over 50 years of age, pregnant women, and anyone who is 19 years of age and older with a chronic medical condition (s). A child must be Medicaid-eligible or Medicaid-enrolled, uninsured or lacking health insurance coverage, underinsured or not covered for vaccines, or American Indian or Alaskan Native.

10 percent and 20 percent of the population is affected, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. A receipt will be provided to enable those with other insurance coverage to obtain reimbursement.

The duration of flu seasons varies but last year's season lasted well into the Spring.

➜ 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Creekside Terrace in Cissna Park. For information, visit the health department's website at www.mcdh.info.

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