Friday, September 28, 2012

Flu Shot Available in Forsyth and Guilford Counties

Who should get a flu vaccine?
Health experts now recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza. While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it’s especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:
  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  • People 50 years of age and older People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long–term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
  • Health care workers
  • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
  • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

Click the picture above for more information about Forsyth County's Flu Shot program.

Flu shots are also available at the Guilford County Department of Public Health, for a fee.  An appointment is necessary.  Please see their page here for additional information.  

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