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National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec 3-9

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The National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.  NIVW 2017 will be observed December 3-9. 
 
What & WhyAn annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease. 
Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, flu activity is usually highest between December and February, though activity can last as late as May. As long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later. With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t been vaccinated yet this season. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones from the flu.
 
 Who:   Children 6 months and older can receive the flu vaccine.
People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, and people aged 65 years and older.
 
 Where Todd County Health & Human Services
Next immunization clinics are December 5th and December 18th from 8:30 am-12 pm & 1 pm-4 pm
 
 For additional information click here
 
 
 
It's Not too late to get a flu shot

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