SoHum Health Now Offering Drive-up Flu Shots - Redheaded Blackbelt

A needle and syringe used to administer the flu shot in shown in Virgil Ont. Monday

A needle and syringe used to administer the flu shot in shown in Virgil Ont. Monday

The department says stringent public health measures will be in place at the clinics to ensure the protection of both those receiving their flu shots and health-care staff.

The Southeast Branch Library COVID-19 neighborhood testing site will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 24 to accommodate the flu shot distribution.

It is possible to get the flu and the novel coronavirus at the same time. "A false claim that flu vaccines increase the odds of contracting COVID-19 was promoted on social media, based on an erroneous interpretation of a 2019 military study that examined whether individuals who received flu vaccinations are more susceptible to other viruses". Many hospital resources are already dedicated to preventing the spread of COVID-19, and an additional wave of flu patients would overburden systems that have had to reinvent their entire way of doing business.

Texas A&M health officials say they have nearly doubled the number of flu vaccines administered past year as more people are wanting it due to COVID-19.

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"The CDC and the Larimer County Health Department are recommending everyone who is able to get their flu shot before Halloween", Hagdorn said.

Beginning today, regional health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador will begin hosting free flu shot clinics and the province's Department of Health and Community Services is encouraging all residents to take advantage.

Eastern Health advises that influenza vaccination clinics will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and continue until mid-February 2021. The Public Health Department vaccinated nearly 4,000 people with the events. Those unable to book an appointment online can also schedule an appointment by calling the Provincial Flu Clinic Line at 1-833-951-3904 (toll-free). Despite this, nearly one-half of all Americans do not get a flu shot each year. The best way to protect yourself is by getting that flu shot.

San Luis Obispo County is also offering free flu shots.

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Vaccines are provided first come, first served, while supplies last, said health officials.

In Ventura County, the Public Health Department is working with Community Memorial Health System to offer flu shots throughout the month, and in locations across the county.

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