Hematite Health Clinic offers health tips for flu season

  • Hematite Health Clinic offers health tips for flu season

Hematite Health Clinic offers health tips for flu season

"That's why getting vaccinated should be a top priority as people look for ways to protect themselves from the potentially serious effects of the flu", added Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, MinuteClinic.

According to the department, flu vaccination rates tend to decrease after the end of November, but flu activity is usually highest between December and January.

"This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and it's the flawless time to get a flu shot if you haven't already done so", said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. It is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets.

In a press release, Florida DOH says the clinic will allow people to "roll in" and receive a flu shot, all while staying in their vehicle.

On average, it's about two days after being exposed to the flu before symptoms begin. It may also make your illness milder if you do get sick.

Give yourself a Christmas gift early, get a flu vaccination ... especially if you have some heart or lung disease you're dealing with. In addition to getting a flu shot, IDPH recommends following the 3 C's: clean, cover, and contain.

While flu cases have been diagnosed and treated by healthcare providers throughout the state already this season, this is the first case confirmed in the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, detected through the Influenza-Like Illness Sentinel Surveillance System. Many observational studies have found that in addition to lessening the duration and severity of symptoms, antiviral drugs can prevent flu complications.