Flu Shot: Where To Get The Vaccine In Michigan

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

For those who tend to get a little needle frantic, the CDC now says this year's nasal spray vaccine should be effective for this year's flu strain.

A 2017 CDC study found that the flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza. You don't want to wait until the middle of the flu season because you don't know when the peak season will be.

Fee flu shots will be offered to the public starting September 28 at several libraries throughout the county.

Flu vaccines are available at most health care providers or area pharmacies.

The vaccine is considered the best available tool in fighting flu, but it's not flawless.

With flu season quickly approaching, the Oneida County Health Department is stressing the importance of being educated on prevention, and most importantly: getting a flu shot. Children 6 months to 4 years of age are considered high risk, since their immune system is still developing.

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This year VA is offering one vaccine: the quadrivalent, standard-dose product with the brand name Afluria.

Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, appeared on KARE-TV to talk about the flu and what we can expect this year.

At least five children died from flu-related illnesses during the 2017-18 season in Florida, including West Palm Beach seventh-grader Dylan Winnik, 12, who died on January 23.

Reed said the vaccine contains viruses that have been "inactivated" and thus can't cause influenza.

The challenge was enforced to increase the awareness and consciousness surrounding the significance of a flu vaccination for college students. Health department appointments are not yet available, but the McHenry County Department of Health will offer flu shots on a limited appointment basis beginning in October.

If you haven't yet received any pneumococcal vaccine you should get the Prevnar 13 first, followed by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later.

"Children who need two doses of vaccine to be protected should start the vaccination process sooner, because the two doses must be given at least four weeks apart".

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