As Flu Season Starts, Doctors Warn Against Phones In The Bathroom

In Texas, flu season generally runs from October to April and doctors say right now is the prime time to get vaccinated against the flu, along with practicing good hand hygiene.

People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including healthcare personnel and caregivers of babies younger than six months. "When you get your flu shot, you can help protect those who are at a greater risk in addition to protecting yourself".

Who should get a flu shot?

The dominant flu strain this year is the A (H3N2) strain.

If you don't have health insurance, call Sea Mar Community Health Centers at (360) 852-9070 to make an appointment for a low-priced flu shot. (Some male doctors are surprisingly squeamish, she jokes, as are some people with elaborate tattoos who are no strangers to getting poked with needles).

The flu summit brought together health experts, including representatives of the World Health Organisation and other leading institutes, to develop strategies for managing future flu seasons.

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The DPH says there are two main types of influenza virus - types A and B - that routinely spread in people and are responsible for seasonal flu outbreaks each year.

The clinic happens October 30 to November 3 from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. for people 18 years and older in the main lobby.

Dr Clarke stressed: "The vaccine reduces infection and associated illnesses and hospitalisation".

What do flu shots cost? . To receive a flu shot, participants should be feeling well on the day of the flu shot exercise and must complete a brief health screening to ensure they can safely receive a flu vaccine. At fred's Pharmacy, shots are free with most insurance, although sometimes a copay is required. "It makes it way better for you to fight the flu".

Even North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper joined in with the encouragement, asking residents to be proactive and get their flu vaccination.

About fred's PharmacyTracing its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi, opened in 1947, today fred's, Inc.is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operates 601 general merchandise and pharmacy stores, including 14 franchised locations, and three specialty pharmacy-only locations. This includes nationally recognized brands, proprietary fred's label products, and a full range of value-priced selections.

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