Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

Latest figures from Health Protection Scotland (HPS) show just over 41% of those aged under 65, who are considered "at risk", have had their flu jab this winter - but cases of flu have more than doubled compared to the same time a year ago.

Experts say it is also possible that this year's dominant strain, H3N2, is more resistant to treatment than some others.

Flu activity in the USA usually peaks around February.

We are learning emergency rooms across the Tri-State are overrun by cases of the flu.

Health experts say the influenza season in the United States is proving to be more severe than usual, with about twice the number of people reporting flu-like illness to their doctors compared with the same time previous year. These categories are persons who are age 6 months to 4 years; ages 65 and older; or have chronic disorders such as asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, kidney disorders, liver disorders, neurological and neurodevelopment conditions, blood disorders, endocrine disorders (such as diabetes mellitus) or metabolic disorders.

The Health Secretary and Chief Medical Officer are joining together to urge all eligible adults to take up the offer of the free flu vaccination. "We started going up the second week in December".

"People get sick and they want to be around everybody during the holidays instead of staying home a lot of times", Maynard said.

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For more information on flu prevention, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's website.

"It's not too late, and we have plenty of vaccine", Buchanan said.

"The vaccine is the best protection there is against flu", he added.

Under this authorization, United Kingdom residents 75 years and older will have priority access to the new flu vaccine.

"It turns out that that's about as good the flu vaccine has always been", he said.

"They need to protect that baby with a cocoon of people who are vaccinated around them so they are less likely to make that very vulnerable baby sick." she said.

Frequent hand-washing to avoid spreading germs.

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