The seasonal flu vaccine will be available for anyone six months of age and older.
Delawareans can prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory illness with good hygiene.
"For healthy people, having the flu means a few days of feeling miserable, but for young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, it can lead to a severe illness involving a hospital stay, or even death", says VCH Medical Health Officer Dr. Meena Dawar.
The CDC recommends anyone over 65 get a high-dosage trivalent shot.
"You will not only lessen your chance of getting the flu, you will also limit the likelihood of passing the virus onto family members or colleagues who have a chronic illness or to a newborn infant, for whom influenza can be a very serious health concern", Burstein said.More news: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Arrives on Mobile Next Month
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A person develops antibodies approximately two weeks after vaccination and these antibodies provide protection against infection from viruses that are the same as or similar to those used to make the vaccine, Hughes said. With the start of flu season, health professionals are urging people to keep their phones out of the already germ-infested stalls.
It's the start of flu season, and public health officials say now is the ideal time to get a flu shot in order to protect yourself and your family. High vaccination rates help protect those most vulnerable to complications.
Anyone who feels like they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting, are encouraged to contact their doctor's office or seek medical attention.
IPSWICH children are now eligible for a free flu vaccine. Your pharmacist can advise you on these vaccines if you're in that age group.
"A flu shot is a simple step that is vitally important to protecting yourself during flu season", Cooper noted. Washing hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and dispose of tissues immediately.