Palomar Health to distribute remaining 150 flu shots for free

Flu hits York County. Vaccine is less effective this year

It's also never too late in the season to get a flu shot. If you end up getting it, DO take it within the 24 to 48 hours. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others How contagious is the flu?

The non-profit immunization group recently received a shipment of over 2,000 flu vaccines for adults, and has an additional stockpile reserved exclusively for children who do not have health insurance or can not otherwise afford the vaccine.

"We are beyond proud of the Campus Health Center team and all our partners on campus for vaccinating more Wayne State University students against the flu than any year prior, and for taking home the trophies in both the national and statewide challenges, beating out dozens of other schools in over 10 states", said Ann Rayford, chief nursing officer at CHC. "If you wash your hands, you have a much lower chance of contracting the flu", said Dr. Whitehead.

As a result, children produce a stronger "transmission" of the flu - just as was the case in 2009 with the Swine Flu outbreak.

"She had been suffering from a flu virus, which became pneumonia, she was airlifted to Raigmore with me by her side, where she rapidly deteriorated, the staff in Intensive Care could not have done more".

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Parkland Hospital in Dallas has seen nearly 1,000 people coming to their emergency department seeking treatment.

"Cases of flu were at double the rate in December as the previous year, and can be a serious illness that can make even healthy people very unwell".

"It still helps", Berg said. "In worst case scenarios, it can put you in the hospital".

Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use again this season.

Townes says people who are at risk of getting severe influenza, like those over the age of 65, young children, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions, should visit a doctor's office or seek emergency care for antiviral medication.

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The free flu shots are available without an appointment. "I don't know if he got the flu vaccine".

We are really pushing vaccines because flu season lasts until the end of March which means we have three more months' worth of cases. That's when it's most effective.

Flu vaccines are covered by most insurance plans.

Flu vaccines have been less effective in fighting H3N2 than other influenza flu viruses, making this particular strain more hard to contain.

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