71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

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71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

"Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy", said Perry County Health Director Sarah Russell.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

In conjunction with National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 2-8), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is reminding customers that it is not too late to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu.

INDIANAPOLIS-The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is encouraging anyone who hasn't already gotten a flu shot to do so immediately. No appointment is necessary.

NIVW serves as an annual reminder that even though the holiday season has arrived, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine, according to DCPH. Additionally, two-thirds (66 percent) of those surveyed get a flu vaccine every year, or plan to get one this year, a five percent increase from last year's survey findings. Health experts across the country recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older, including pregnant women, get a flu vaccine.

In a press release, Florida DOH says the clinic will allow people to "roll in" and receive a flu shot, all while staying in their vehicle. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that provide protection against influenza virus infection. 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.

Dr. Willbrandt says the flu starts with a rapid onset of fever, along with a runny nose, watery eyes, and body aches.

This year, Rite Aid is once again teaming up with Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, to raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated.

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

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