"Don’t get flu, get immunised" Global Positioning System urge

"And this is a way to test our readiness, so we're doing a lot of back-of-the-store assessments to see if we can get ready, administer them quickly and get people in and out as fast as we can", said Walker. This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades.

Influenza (a.k.a. the flu) is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death, should circumstances not go your way.

Kent County Council's Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: "Flu can be awful for little children, and if they get it, they can spread it around the whole family". "Those 80,000 people who died past year from the flu, guess what?" It can take up to two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu.

Doctors advise to get vaccinated.

Hilderman adds it is a myth the flu vaccine will give you the flu.

Pregnancy naturally weakens the body's immune system and as a result flu can cause serious complications for you and your baby.


Traditionally, most people have gotten flu vaccinations at doctors' offices or government health centers.

"It's not just about keeping yourself healthy, but your community, too", officials of the CDC reported.

She said sometimes myths surrounding the flu vaccine will keep some people from getting one, so it's important to be able to separate fact from fiction. What we do know is that there is no flu activity going on right now. Some local pharmacies now offer flu vaccination to adults (though not children) who may be at risk of flu. The agency, which didn't begin counting flu deaths for the 2018-2019 flu season until September 30, will issue its weekly report on statewide flu hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, and will continue issuing the reports for the next eight months of flu season. For that reason, health care officials are asking everyone to get the vaccination early and help control the severity of the virus. For those who are a Medicare beneficiary, your seasonal flu vaccine is usually covered, but check with the provider of the flu shot before getting it.

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends to wash hands and clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones and water faucets often. It's also recommended that people wear a face mask to reduce spreading or catching germs.

Between 3,000 to 49,000 people die each year from the flu. For more information about the flu vaccine, the cost associated with the flu vaccine, or to schedule an appointment for your child, call the Scotland County Health Department at 910-277-2440.

The nursing students giving the flu vaccinations were supervised by licensed clinical instructors.

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