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.

The Ohio Department of Health continues to alert the public about the importance of flu vaccination as flu-associated hospitalizations continue to increase across the state as kids head back to school from winter break.

The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations recommended the switch to an adjuvanted vaccine in over-65s previous year, but recommended any change should start with those over 75.

More than 400 people have been hospitalized with seven reported deaths as Utah's 2017-2018 flu season gained momentum in recent weeks.

The flu vaccine is not as effective this year, but experts say some protection is better than none.

Physicians in multiple locations have reported an increase of patients presenting flu-like symptoms since the season began.

He said: 'We know from the PHE publications that a year ago, the effectiveness of the conventional influenza vaccines in the over-65s was not apparent.

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"Even if you get sick having had the vaccine, your illness tends to be milder not quite as severe", says Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Dr. William Schaffner. "We started going up the second week in December".

No one in Johnston County could talk with us about the flu on camera, so we stopped into the Bryan County Health Department. This means that those who are particularly vulnerable are now at more risk.

"The earlier you get treated, the better", Rasnake said.

Doctors recommend anyone experiencing the familiar signs of flu seek treatment immediately and go to the family physician or local walk-in clinic to avoid packing emergency rooms.

Staying home once symptoms show.

Suffoletto said it's crucial to take the small steps, such as covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing and washing your hands.