Fairfield Health Dept. Offers Flu Clinic, Dec. 8

Grant Boone
December 6, 2018

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared December 2-8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that it is not too late to get vaccinated.

People can find out where flu shots are available at texasflu.org or by contacting their health care provider. People who have not had their influenza vaccine this season should get it as soon as possible; it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

I realize that I've written about the flu and the importance of immunization already this year ... and last year ... and the year before that. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. "Flu vaccination can reduce doctor visits, pneumonia, missed work and school due to illness, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations".

Flu shots are available seven days a week, with no appointment necessary at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide, including locations inside select Target stores. "Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu".

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Gerald Ford, who died at the end of 2006, was the last president to do so in late 2006 through early 2007. His remains are scheduled to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in the afternoon.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is hosting a free drive-thru flu shot clinic on December 15 in Orlando.

People can help stop the spread of flu by getting vaccinated, washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when they're sick.

Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting you and those around you against flu viruses.

On November 23, 2018, a prospective cohort study of 8,827 Australians "FluMum", published in Clinical Infectious Disease, found that regardless of the trimester, women who received an IIV influenza vaccine did not report adverse birth outcomes, when compared with unvaccinated mothers.

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