Be prepared now before it's too late.
Monday, January 24, 2011
It is likely that memories of last year’s flu season are still fresh in the minds of many —H1N1 infected millions, and vaccine shortages led to fear and anxiety while waiting for the flu vaccine to arrive. Flu activity is likely to peak as usual in January, February and March. It is hard to predict what kind of season we can expect this year, but the latest vaccine — which protects against three strains of flu, including the H1N1 virus — is already at doctor’s offices and clinics. This flu season the CDC has voted in favor of a universal recommendation for the flu vaccine — this means that everyone age 6 months or older should get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated anytime from now through the end of April, though sooner is better. Though…
How to avoid unpleasant flu symptoms and where to get your vaccination.
Flu season is just around the corner, along with all the discomforts of sore throats, runny noses, and achy, tired muscles. The best way to avoid the flu this year is not to fight it off, but to avoid it altogether by getting vaccinated and becoming immune to the most common strains of flu. Sudbury will have flu clinics when a supply of vaccine has come in, said Linda Sullivan, the Sudbury Board of Health nurse. Although last year Sudbury public schools had flu clinics for students because of the H1N1 virus, Jan Love, the administrative secretary at Josiah Haynes Elementary School, said she does not expect to have flu clinics in school this year for students. The best way to get a flu shot in the near future is at a doctor's office or at …