Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

3 things to know about the flu shot

3 things to know about the flu shot

The CDC recommends that everyone get a seasonal flu vaccine each year by the end of October, if possible. Flu activity usually begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February. That vaccine has four times the amount of antigen than a regular shot.

"One of the best things a senior can do each year to reduce the risk of getting the flu is getting the flu shot", said Don Mangers, Plum Landing Executive Director. Langley explains healthy people around 25 years old who catch the flu will experience a high fever, feel achy, and won't be able to sleep.

The District had confirmed two cases of the flu as of Thursday, which is similar to the same time period previous year, said John Davies-Cole, an epidemiologist for the D.C. Department of Health.

It's important for everyone to get vaccinated, Epperson said. What can we expect this year?

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Payment options include cash, credit (Visa/Mastercard), Medicare, Medicaid, most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Blue Care Network, and additional insurances. The United States had two different waves of flu, the first caused by H1N1 viruses and the second caused by H3N2 viruses.

She was speaking as UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid West Community Healthcare this Thursday joined forces to launch their own internal flu campaigns aimed at vaccinating thousands of healthcare workers in community, primary, mental health and acute hospital settings across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

The Health Division participates in the Vaccines for Children Program which offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children up to 18-years-old.

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