Health Officials Urge Hoosiers To Get Flu Shot

Flu striking more than usual in Windsor and Essex County this year

Flu striking more than usual in Windsor and Essex County this year

IN has already recorded two flu-related deaths this season.

But if you have heart disease, it's especially important to take notice. In the Hub City, you can go to the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department on North Parkway to receive your shot. You're most contagious before you even know you're sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Immunization Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continued vaccination through the busy holiday season and into the new year when flu activity is typically at its peak.

Adult hepatitis A vaccines are also available for people 19 years old and older. Because it is important to start antiviral medication quickly, high-risk patients should contact a health care professional at the first signs of influenza symptoms, which include sudden onset of fever, aches, chills, and tiredness.

Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach
In 2014, Meyer had brain surgery to address a congenital arachnoid cyst, but he still deals with occasional painful headaches. In April, Ohio State announced Meyer had signed a two-year contract extension that would keep him at the helm through 2022.

Dobbs says an estimated 80,000 adults died nationwide a year ago from the flu.

Today, December 4, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2018-2019 flu season. In serious cases, it can cause inflammation of the heart and brain in addition to direct injury to the lungs themselves.

Statistics show that during this period, the number of influenza cases decreased by 71 per cent. There are a few theories on why this happens, including decreased strain on overall heart function and minimizing the effects of inflammation on potentially risky plaques within the arteries. There is no need for an appointment, all a Veteran has to do is come to any of the Charleston VAMC facilities or Community Based Outpatient Clinics and request their flu shot. In addition to getting a flu shot, IDPH recommends following the 3 C's: clean, cover, and contain.

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