Free Flu Shots Offered in Hillsborough Until December 7

Henrietta Brewer
December 9, 2018

As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005.

"Everyone who presents for a flu shot will be screened to make sure it's safe for them to receive the vaccine". Free flu shots being offered in Hillsborough County ends on Friday, December 7.

Flu activity is starting to increase across the United States, so if you have not yet had your flu vaccine, now is the time!


Sadly, Montana experienced its first flu death of this season on Saturday as a 6-year-old kindergartner in Missoula, Montana, died of influenza and pneumonia. The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older be vaccinated against the flu annually. The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.

"That's the strain that's a little bit better match to our vaccine", he said. "Last year was a really bad year, we had a lot of deaths in the state and in the country, especially among the elderly".

Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel is an important measure of a hospital's health care quality, according to CDPH. "With healthcare personnel influenza vaccination rates of 98 percent for two years straight; these results are evidence that healthcare personnel at Kaweah Delta are concerned about the patients they care for". Leon was scheduled to get his flu shot soon. After all, flu infections don't usually cause severe illness in this age group. Too many of us did not use that tool - the flu shot - for one reason or another.


"In terms of flu seasons, the last one was very severe". Not only will receiving the flu vaccine help protect the individual, but it will also help prevent those they come in contact with from getting the flu, by helping to stop the spread of the virus.

The Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor included key findings for New Jersey. Many institutions have policies mandating the flu vaccine, and those who choose not to get the flu vaccine must wear a mask throughout the flu season. The vaccine's effectiveness also can vary depending on who is being vaccinated. Most people have likely had the flu at some point - with symptoms such as a constant cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue - yet many myths and misperceptions remain.


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