HSE Wants To Make Flu Jab Compulsory For Health Care Workers

Influenza or flu is a viral seasonal respiratory disease to which older people and young children are the most vulnerable

Understanding what the flu is - and how to avoid getting it - may be helpful to your health. The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms such as a fever, body aches and sore throat.

Individuals who have not previously received the vaccine should make an appointment with their GP to be referred to the vaccination clinic.

With cold and influenza (flu) season upon us, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) is helping consumers get Urgent Care Prepared by encouraging them to visit their local urgent care center - the best place to receive flu vaccinations and other key winter healthcare services.

Despite what many people may think, pregnant women are encouraged to get the vaccination as well. Some people with the blood sugar disease don't realize they're at risk for flu-related complications. Other flu remedies include getting lots of rest, following a healthy diet and taking Tylenol or Advil, he said.

The flu vaccine "may not be flawless but it's the best prevention that we have", Dr. Daniel Jernigan, the director of the influenza unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay!

With more than 470 people on trolleys at hospitals across the country today - the fear is this figure will only get worse as the flu season takes hold.

Tuesday, Oct. 10: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. If not, Community Health Network wants to help you fight the flu-for free!

Get your flu vaccine - an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances of you getting the flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others.

Cover your cough - If you do find yourself coughing and sneezing, cough into your elbow to prevent spreading germs to those around you. The clinic also accepts many forms of insurance.

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