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Clay County Health Department Urging Residents To Get Flu Shots
Flu season picking up; more people getting flu shots
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15 February, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control says flu cases are spiking and doctors, like Belkis Pimentel at Kaiser Permanente in midtown say it could get worse. "So with this little break of warm weather that we're anticipating hopefully that'll help slow these numbers down", said Hall.

Maxwell says it is not too late to get a flu shot.

The number of flu cases in the Tri Cities has soared over the past two weeks and are outpacing 2016 levels. Flu season in OH can begin as early as October and run as late as March. Our average death rate is usually 22 per year.

The easiest way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a seasonal flu vaccine every year.

Flu activity is widespread in most of the country and Idaho is no exception, seeing an uptick in influenza deaths.

Flu vaccines are still available at DPH clinics located within State Service Centers.

14,000 new cases are popping up a week and 20 children have died, five alone in the last week of January.

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Public Health says a flu shot can still be effective this year.

In a typical flu season, flu complications - including pneumonia - send more than 200,000 Americans to the hospital.

According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), there is an increase in flu activity across Ohio, including four confirmed pediatric influenza associated deaths.

The woman was a resident of a long-term care facility, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Not all of these deaths are directly related to the flu but many are - and possibly could be prevented with a flu vaccine.

"It would have been better to get vaccinated in October, and you may want to think about that next year, but you can still get vaccinated and see benefit from it", Brammer said.

"Older adults, infants and those with substantial underlying medical problems have a higher risk of complications from influenza infection and should seek medical attention, including consideration for antiviral medications".

With flu season in full swing in Meigs County and around the region and state, the flu shot remains the primary route of prevention.


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