Health officials see sharp increase in influenza cases in San Diego County

Faith Castro
October 13, 2017

In Virginia, flu activity generally peaks between January and March, but cases of influenza can occur as early as October. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well-being, so we've put together some precautions to help you keep the flu viruses at bay.

This month's free flu-shot clinics are sponsored by the HHSA and locations can be found by calling 211 San Diego.

There are many types of flu viruses.

"Ensuring children get vaccinated is extremely important not only to protect them from flu but also to stop then spreading it to vulnerable groups they come in to contact with", he said.

This week people are being urged to make sure they are protected against flu, as the NHS launches its national Stay Well This Winter campaign.

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One can't get the flu from the flu shot.

Cohen received the vaccine at a DHHS employee flu clinic held on the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh. They also offer flu shots for $25 for students without insurance. If you wish to attend the walk-in, visit Suite 206, in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during the aforesaid hours. One patient died, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.

If you're between ages 18 to 64 and find injections uncomfortable, you can ask about getting the vaccine with a smaller needle that only pierces the skin-the traditional shot is injected into the muscle, which can be more painful.

Not only does the annual vaccination reduce the risk of getting sick with flu, but it also helps prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Testing for the flu depends on which stage the virus is at in a person's body. In addition to getting vaccinated, experts recommend frequent hand washing with soap - alcohol-based hand sanitizers might not be as effective -, keeping commonly touched surfaces clean, and avoiding touching the eyes. As per the Health and Safety page of the University website, flu viruses remain active for almost 2-8 hours after being deposited on a hard surface. The high-dose flu shot price is $52. Symptoms can include fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, or cough. However, these points are not enough to convince many who take it as for granted.

"It is very easy to get sick as a college student".

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