Hamilton County Health Department offering flu shots


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months or older (without contradictions) gets an injectable influenza vaccine, ideally by the end of October, to protect against the flu. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. Other flu remedies include getting lots of rest, following a healthy diet and taking Tylenol or Advil, he said. If you want one, Laursen asks that you sign up in advance at www.bvu.edu/flu.

So please learn from my experience: Get your shot, and if you happen to be the unfortunate person who still manages to win the "flu lottery", go home and take care of yourself! A flu shot can help weakened immune systems ward off the flu.

SENIOR leaders from the NHS and Isle of Wight Council are urging those most at risk from flu to take up the offer of a free vaccine. The H1N1 virus, which is an influenza A virus, the H3N2 virus, which is another influenza A virus, and an influenza B virus are all defended against with the antibodies being provided by BVU.

Weber said that the best way for students to avoid getting the flu is to get the vaccine.

"I personally think that an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others", said Laursen.

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Officials today acknowledged that scaremongering around the HPV vaccine may also be having an impact on the low uptake of the flu vaccine among the general population.

If you are not able to make it to times available for flu shots, Health Services is providing them during office hours until they run out.

However, people with diabetes are more likely to develop serious flu-related health problems if they get the virus, the AADE cautioned.

Lakeside area residents may get their vaccination 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Lakeside Lions Club located at 890 Bowron Road.