Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

The flu has prompted extra precautions at one MI prison after learning of a couple of confirmed cases.

In this graph from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, you can see the percentage of positive flu hospitalizations in 2017- 2018 year in blue is higher than the 2015 and 2016 years.

Even though we're in a new year, health officials say the flu is still taking its toll on Oklahomans.

The Ohio Department of Health says more than 2,000 flu hospitalizations have been reported during this flu season.

According to ODOH, the state has not reported any flu-associated pediatric death so far this flu season.

The last time they needed an extended treatment area was during the 2009 flu pandemic.




"Most states are seeing an increase right now, and we are no exception", Buchanan said. The vaccine available in the U.S.is reportedly only 10% effective in preventing illness from the strain.

It said in its November meeting minutes: 'The committee agreed that if a change in approach were to be considered, switching vaccination of the 75 years and upwards age group to adjuvanted vaccine would be the first priority, given the un-adjuvanted inactivated vaccine showed no significant effectiveness in this group'. "Thirty percent protection is still better than zero".

Flu is a serious illness, so it is very important for those in "at risk" groups, including young children, to be vaccinated with the free vaccine so that they can stay well. This season's predominant strain, H3N2, is "particularly viral", Reed said, and and can hit older adults and children - or those with compromised immune systems - especially hard.

"If you have symptoms of the flu, stay home", Rogers stressed. Hand sanitizer is good, too, but it doesn't replace hand washing.

Wearing masks or covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

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