Not too late for flu vaccine

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:16 pm Thursday, January 1, 2009 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Flu shots are encouraged for children ages six months and older. Those who wish to decrease their chance of getting flu this year are encouraged to visit the Pike County Health Department for a flu shot on Jan. 6. Sponsored Content Print Article The best way to prevent getting the flu is to receive a flu vaccination. And, the good news for those who have not received their flu shots yet is that it’s not too late.The Pike County Health Department will be one of four local health departments that will be holding special flu clinics from 2 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6.Medicare or Medicaid will pay for the flu shots. However, the health department will waive the usual fee for a flu shot during these special clinics for those who do not have Medicare or Medicaid. By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The 2008-09 influenza vaccine is expected to be effective in preventing or reducing the severity of illness with currently circulating influenza viruses.Since the influenza activity remains low and is expected to increase in the weeks and months to come, the Centers for Disease Control recommend that influenza vaccination efforts continue. Eileen Rogers, Alabama Department of Public Health, said the flu season most often peaks in February in the United States and flu viruses can continue to cause illness into the spring and even as late as May.“If a flu vaccination is not receive in early fall, receiving a flu vaccination in December, January and beyond is beneficial in most years,” Rogers said.According to information released by the Alabama Department of Public Health, influenza activity has been low in the United States but that doesn’t mean it will continue to be. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Local councils plan ahead Today marks the beginning of a new year, but there are just some things that won’t change this early. Some… read more Email the author Not too late for flu vaccine Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more