Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event

Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event

Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and death.

Missoula City-County Health Department, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), has confirmed the state's first influenza-related death of the 2018-2019 flu season involving a child from Missoula County.

It's flu season and with one death reported early on in Riverside County, officials are urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. No appointment is necessary.

It appears a small number of flu cases have been diagnosed in South Mississippi, but it's still not too late to protect you and your family from getting the flu this year.

Kaiser Permanente reported 10 percent of influenza samples tested positive last week for the flu.

Some ways you can avoid getting sick or passing the illness on to others - in addition to getting a flu shot - include washing your hands, covering your cough and use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.

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The most common symptoms of the flu include cold-like symptoms including fever, stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue.

Flu is typically spread by droplets when someone with the flu talks, coughs, or sneezes. The virus can live on hard surfaces for several hours, and it can be spread from surfaces such as toys and doorknobs that an infected person has touched recently.

But if you have heart disease, it's especially important to take notice. These remedies can help you recover quicker, and can potentially prevent you from being hospitalized with flu complications.

Vaccines delivered via nasal spray incorporate live virus cells which could trigger the flu.

The flu vaccine will be available in injection form for people 3 years and older.

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