Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event

MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Jeff Howard says a vaccination is the best protection against spreading the flu this holiday season as friends and family gather together in close quarters.

Kern County Public Health Services Department announced Friday that it has received confirmation of the first flu-related death in Kern County for the 2018-2019 flu season. "Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November", according to the agency. While it's best to get vaccinated against the flu in October, you can still get a flu shot. "Perhaps, more importantly in some settings, is the fact that the more people who get vaccinated, the less flu spreads around", added Dr. Rehm.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

Though mild side effects like temporary soreness of the injection site and mild fever are possible, the injectable flu shot is the only recommended delivery method for heart disease patients.

The Perry County Health Department will provide flu shots today, December 5, at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one at 31 Medical Drive from 1:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.

CDC recommends that everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated yet this season, get vaccinated now. It also spreads when people touch certain surfaces or objects contaminated with the droplets. 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.

Remember that antiviral medications are a second-line defense against the flu. 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.

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