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Beat flu this winter- get your flu jab! #BeatFlu

06 October 2018

There are some studies that suggest the high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection for older adults. It does take about two weeks for your flu vaccine to build up immunity.

The new universal flu vaccines open new doors to reshape the future of seasonal flu protection by providing a more potent effect based on the combination of antigens. Once you get a flu shot, your friends, family and co-workers will be safer.

The Health Department will host two flu clinics this season for adults and children age five and older. While the AFLURIA vaccine is administered by a jet injector, which is a medical device that uses a high-pressure, narrow stream of fluid to penetrate the skin instead of a needle. "We will start that about October 15". No co-pay will be charged to people presenting their insurance cards (Medicare, Medicaid and most private/employee health insurance plans).

"They are the strains that are recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization", said Heck.

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Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver said everyone six months and older should get a flu shot.

"The flu virus mutates and changes easily".

"It's really important because the flu is not serious for everybody but it is serious for a lot of people so preventing the flu is our number one goal at this point and getting a flu vaccine if you are able is the number one way to prevent the flu", McFee said. The high-dose flu shot price is $57. Most people can recover from a fever and other symptoms within a week without requiring medical attention. People with the flu feel bad. "I applaud those who have already received their flu vaccine and encourage those who haven't to make time to get vaccinated as soon as possible".

FLU season is a numbers game, and the top US health officials say as more people get vaccinated against the likely strains the chances of a deadly flu outbreak decline greatly.

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"Last winter there were 2,680 patients with confirmed flu in hospitals - 192 in intensive care units".

Mark Griffiths, chair of Community Pharmacy Wales, said: "Community pharmacies across Wales are playing an increasing role in helping to vaccinate vulnerable people against flu in a convenient setting". We have for several years provided vaccines to many risk groups such as pregnant women and those with chronic long-term conditions.

In West Virginia, statewide reporting for each flu season does not begin until October 1, explained Allison C. Adler, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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Beat flu this winter- get your flu jab! #BeatFlu