Dedicated Medical Center Holding Flu Clinic at Whataburger

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 17, 2020

Rather than testing for COVID-19, it'll be making sure everyone gets their flu shot.

Representatives from the Plumas County Public Health Agency and Care Flight pose for a photo following the drive-thru flu vaccination clinic held in Quincy on October 16.

Stay tuned to dcmedical.org and its social media channels for the latest updates in flu vaccinations.

If your child falls into one of that age group, or you're over 65, call the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729 to book an appointment.

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last? It will be the first of many flu cases expected to be diagnosed in the coming weeks and months.

Every winter, medical experts advise folks to get their flu shots to help combat the upcoming flu season.

Visitor restrictions are still in effect at Baptist Health Lexington and with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the arrival of flu season, the hospital is taking extra steps to protect patients and staff by updating visitor guidelines and encouraging everyone to get their flu shot. "We know people spend more time indoors during the holidays, which are not too far away". An annual flu shot visit is a great time for kids to catch up on all vaccinations.

This year, especially, it will be most important to protect those at higher risk for flu complications. COVID-19 and flu symptoms are similar, so consult with a doctor about getting tested for flu and/or COVID-19. This year, however, it will be administered during the covid-19 pandemic, with the health authorities emphasising that the vaccine is especially important for those people who are in the most vulnerable population groups, as well as their contacts, to reduce the complications caused by both diseases and to avoid any overload in the health system.

The majority of flu shots on Vancouver Island are available through pharmacists and physicians.

It is also important for caregivers and essential workers to protect themselves and those around them from flu by getting a flu vaccine. They say Montanans need to be proactive to avoid contracting the flu.

"If you have the flu shot and still get the flu, symptoms should be milder", said Dr. Dougherty.

The CDC recommends flu vaccination every year for everyone 6 months and older.

DPH's surveillance for the 2020-21 flu season began September 27 and will continue through late May.

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