Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against becoming ill with the flu, according to the Cook County Department of Health.
The following release was provided by the Cook County Department of Public Health. Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials remind residents that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. Vaccine is available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County. The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, influenza A(H3N2) virus, and influenza B virus. “Although flu activity is low right now at the start of the season, activity is expected to increase and residents need to protect themselves by getting a flu shot,” said CCDPH …
A public vaccination clinic is scheduled at St. Norbert School in Northbrook on Friday, Oct. 14.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Along with the changing leaves, coughs and runny noses are among the signs of fall. For some, getting the flu is a minor annoyance. But for others—particularly the elderly and the chronically ill—it can be very serious or even deadly. To help prevent the spread of the virus this fall, the Cook County Department of Health (CCDPH) has supplied the influenza vaccine to community sites around the suburbs that serve as public vaccination clinics. According to CCDPH interim chief operating officer Sandra Martell, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises anyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine each year. “The best way to protect you and your family is to get vaccinated today,” Martell said in a press release. In …