Department Of Health Reports First Flu Case Of 2020-2021 Season

  • Department Of Health Reports First Flu Case Of 2020-2021 Season

Department Of Health Reports First Flu Case Of 2020-2021 Season

Representatives from the Plumas County Public Health Agency and Care Flight pose for a photo following the drive-thru flu vaccination clinic held in Quincy on October 16. But, this is 2020, and getting a flu shot needs to be high on your priority list.

Ideal fall weather greeted residents across the county this week as they lined up to receive their annual flu vaccination courtesy of Plumas County Public Health. Of course, all COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced, so please wear a face covering and please do not attend if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. It will be the first of many flu cases expected to be diagnosed in the coming weeks and months.

Dr. Hoyano encouraged people looking to get their flu vaccination through public health clinics to book their appointment online.

"As we continue to work on controlling the spread of COVID-19, it is vital that everyone understand the importance of being immunized against influenza, also known as the flu, to help ensure hospital resources are available for patients who may require hospitalization", said the health department in a statement. Of those 186 deaths, 105 were people age 65 and older and five were under the age of 18.

Healthcare workers. Baptist Health requires its employees to have a flu shot unless there are medical or religious reasons why the person can not be vaccinated. Getting your flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from the complications, hospitalizations, or death that flu can cause.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is urging everyone 6 months and older to get an annual flu shot, especially as COVID-19 cases increase in Oregon, and the pandemic persists.

Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. Not to mention on a personal level, catching both COVID-19 and the flu simultaneously could be devastating. They say Montanans need to be proactive to avoid contracting the flu.

State health officials recommend getting a flu vaccine to prevent getting sick or to ensure a "milder" case of the flu. "And even if you do get the flu during the flu season, having a flu shot on board will keep you from having complications and hopefully prevent you from being hospitalized due to the flu".

Most seasonal flu activity occurs between October and May, and typically peaks between December and February.