Flu shot update 01/22/2014
- The Health Center is out of adult flu vaccines. It has been reported that there are still a few pharmacies in the area where flu shots are available.
- For children 18 and younger, flu shots are still available on a walk-in basis for $10. Flumist is no longer available.. At this time, there are no plans to order additional flu vaccine.
- The Health Center has given over 750 adult flu vaccines and 700 child/infant vaccines since October.
- As of January 17, 52 cases of flu have been reported in Wood County with 8 of those involving hospitalizations. Last year at this time, there were 62 cases with 10 hospitalizations.
- No pediatric deaths have been reported. Adult deaths are not required to be reported.
- So far, this has been a normal flu season for Wood County.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the most common strains of the flu circulating in the US are included in this year’s vaccine.
- We can bill Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, FrontPath, Medical Mutual, and Paramount.
- To make you visit go quicker, please complete and bring the following form with you:Vaccine Administration Record
Preventing the Flu
- Clean you hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Keep your body healthy. Eat well. Get plenty of rest. Exercise regularly.
- Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay at home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Cover you mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Interested in the nasal-spray flu vaccine? See more information about this vaccine.
Who should get the flu shot? See more information about who should get the vaccine.
http://Flu.gov - this also has a flu vaccine finder which works during flu season