As we continue into the Fall season temperatures are beginning to drop here in the Brazos Valley, and this seasonal change doesn't just bring with it cooler climates but also the start of cold and flu season. "It is important to be prepared during this flu season, and we are dedicated to supporting our community by providing patients with these essential vaccinations and educating them on additional measures they can take to help reduce their risk of getting the flu".
"Sporadic activity is typical for this time of year", Moore stated in a press release. Hundreds of people poured into two locations for free flu shots, some had learned their lesson. A new flu forecasting tool built by scientists at the University of Chicago aims to make better predictions by combining data about how the virus spreads with an estimate of how much the current virus evolved compared to recent years.
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced its first set of flu vaccine clinics has begun and continues through December 5. "In situations when there is an imperfect match to one virus, vaccination provides protection against other strains which may be circulating". "Getting a flu shot is quick, easy, and not only protects you, but also those around you".
To avoid the spread of these germs, Dr. Brahmbhatt added that cleaning your phone daily with a cloth and anti-viral cleanser will help keep you healthy on and off of the toilet.
Cover your coughs and sneezes, and steer clear of those who are visibly ill.
Wash your hands often with soap and water.
If you don't have health insurance, call Sea Mar Community Health Centers at (360) 852-9070 to make an appointment for a low-priced flu shot.
The Tuscaloosa County Health Department is hosting a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic Thursday from 7 a.m.to Noon.
Each year, four influenza strains circulate in the human population: H3N2, H1N1, and two B variants.
Health officer Linda Vail says that everyone age 6 months and up should get the flu vaccine.
Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext.