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Getting prepared for fall flu season: where to get your vaccine

06 Octobre 2017

Flu clinics will be this month at the Conneaut Health Department, located at the Conneaut Human Resources Center building, 327 Mill St.

This vaccine is able to overcome many different strains of flu.

Dr. Davis said the Health Department is working with local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers to ensure that their staff are vaccinated against the flu to protect patients.

North Bay health officials are encouraging people to get their flu shots as soon as possible. "There is no live virus in the vaccine, so they can't cause the flu", Hawtin said.

The experimental vaccine works differently from the one now available, which has to be remade each year based on a "best guess" of what type of flu is likely to be about. The most common side effects from the flu shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given.

With few exceptions, everyone who is at least 6 months old should receive a vaccination.

Global scientists therefore have to predict what each new annual strain of flu will look like.

See this week's Record to see some facts about this year's flu vaccine.

In addition to getting the flu vaccine, keep in mind these other tips like avoiding people who are sick.

Since 2010, the CDC estimates that the flu has resulted in between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations each year.

Most notably, only injectable flu shots are recommended this year.

The Center for Disease Control says the earlier you get your vaccine this year, the better.

"Vaccination is the best way to prevent influenza and its potentially severe complications".

Two vaccines will be available: high-dose flu shots and the quadrivalent flu shot, which consists of four strains of the influenza virus. This includes pregnant women, people with certain chronic long term health conditions, everyone aged 65 and over, and children aged two-eight years. To get people to choose Walgreens over other stores, the U.S.' second-largest pharmacy chain begins a marketing campaign around September that lasts until flu season ends.

The CDC also recommends the use of injectable influenza vaccines as opposed to the nasal spray flu vaccine. It is highly contagious and generally spreads from person-to-person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Getting prepared for fall flu season: where to get your vaccine