Indiana Department of Health announces first flu-related death of season

AHS Flu Clinics are now underway			By Lara Fominoff	
		AHS influenza vaccine clinics now underway				Oct 22 2019

AHS Flu Clinics are now underway By Lara Fominoff AHS influenza vaccine clinics now underway Oct 22 2019

"This is a tragic reminder that we should never underestimate how serious the flu can be", State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says in a release.

Health officials recommend the flu shot to anyone 6 months old and up to protect against influenza.

"The flu vaccine helps protect the most vulnerable patients from the virus", Virginia A. Caine, M.D., director of the Marion County Public Health Department, said. "All of the vaccines this year in Canada are called inactivated influenza vaccines, so you can not get the flu from the flu vaccine", he told us.

The flu season typically picks up in California in late November or December, and it takes two weeks after vaccination for the shot to take effect.

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City leaders spent their time getting a flu shot Tuesday afternoon, at the Health Department's Flu Season Awareness Kick-Off event. People can also become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza viruses and then touching their eyes, mouths or noses.

According to the Milwaukee Health Department, the flu is among the most common contagious respiratory illness in the United States.

Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and death.

- Clean: Properly wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water. Not only is washing your hands important, but he mentions that the flu shot and simply not going to work in order to not spread the flu are great preventative measures. · Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

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