Aggressive Flu Season in Indiana has Doctors Urging Flu Shots

State Wide (NNDC):

Indiana is in an aggressive situation regarding the seasonal flu, also being called“widespread” in Indiana.

The CDC says they haven’t seen this many cases this early in the flu season for at least five years.

The usual steps still help getting while this years vacine has been modified and reports an 80% successful rate of preventing or lessening the flu effects.

Tried and true steps still include: Wash your hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer, avoid spending time around people who are sick and stay home if you have the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Others include:

Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs.

If you do get the flu, you should stay home and limit your contact with other people. If your symptoms become severe, call your doctor or go to the hospital.

And, of course, health professionals want you to get that flu shot before you get sick.

According to Doctors everybody should get a flu shot, most crucial for people who are higher risk, such as the very young, the very old, people with compromised immunity, and people with lung diseases. The flu shot does not contain a live virus, so there’s no way to get flu, though some side effects do “mimic” the flu but should subside in a day or so. That’s because it’s part of the process of getting immunity, can make people feel sick even though they are not

The Dubois County Health Department offers flu vaccines daily from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m and most Doctors and Pharmacies have the vaccine at little or no cost.

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