Flu shot clinics begin October 13

Influenza or flu has affected billions of people worldwide

In addition to providing flu vaccinations, the event serves as an emergency preparedness exercise to practice plans and procedures for dealing with a public health disaster that would require the Health Department to dispense large amounts of vaccine or medications to the community. If you want one, Laursen asks that you sign up in advance at www.bvu.edu/flu. The participation of students is the variable affecting whether or not we keep this service.

For the 14th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community beginning Monday, October 2.

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These flu shots provided are made to protect against three flu viruses.

"The type [of vaccine] that we use is called quadrivalent, and it has four of the most commonly anticipated strands of flu for any given season", Weber said. The H1N1 virus, which is an influenza A virus, the H3N2 virus, which is another influenza A virus, and an influenza B virus are all defended against with the antibodies being provided by BVU.

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Jernigan encouraged people with the flu to get lots of fluids and nutrients.

Individuals who have not previously received the vaccine should make an appointment with their GP to be referred to the vaccination clinic. By attending the flu clinic, you're not only getting a flu vaccine, you're helping Carson City be better prepared to respond to emergencies!

The Seasonal Flu vaccine will be available as from today at the Primary Care Centre Blood Clinic.

A news release from the department said getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

Lakeside area residents may get their vaccination 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Lakeside Lions Club located at 890 Bowron Road.