ND Department of Health recommends flu shots before family gatherings

Laverne Higgins
December 6, 2019

- The number one myth that needs dispelled is that the flu shot cause the flu!

Over the past few years, almost 80 percent of flu-related deaths were children according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. QIVc proves to be more efficient against QIVe in preventing influenza-like infections in individuals aging four years and above.

Meanwhile, 33 states were experiencing local or regional flu activity. There already have been adult deaths from flu in Northern and Southern Nevada. It can go as late as May.

Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, being very exhausted, and body aches. Some people, especially children, might have vomiting and diarrhea.

- That includes schools within the service area have the opportunity for Choctaw Nation Community Health nurses or OSDH nurses to come into the school and offer no charge flu vaccines to all staff and students as well.

Wakulla, Gadsden, Jackson, Hamilton, Suwannee and Taylor counties are all in the "mild" category, though Wakulla also reported one or two flu outbreaks between November 17 and November 23. Another challenge is that people respond to the vaccines differently.

The release said this is in keeping with the Ministry's list of persons who are particularly vulnerable to the flu. It is also important for those who spend time around anyone who is high risk for flu complications. These infants are too young to get a flu shot.

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In the United States, it's recommended that everyone over the age of six months be vaccinated against the flu. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.

"They need to get users to feel like they are actually in the story".

Onset of novel technologies is enabling healthcare professionals to prevent infectious diseases with early intervention rather than treat patients after getting infected. "We get them hoping they're going to work". There are viruses linked with the common cold. The flu vaccine only protects against influenza, not other illnesses. The flu virus is now well circulating. It takes the body two weeks to develop immune protection after being vaccinated. "Flu vaccines are kind of the same way".

While sick, limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Stay home when you are sick. Do seek medical care or other necessities as needed. Always wash hands before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, spending time outside, touching animals, using the bathroom, or changing a baby's diaper. Germs spread this way.

- Clean frequently touched surfaces.

Veronica Galas, RN, is clinical services division manager with Carson City Health and Human Services.

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