MADERA COUNTY – Flu season is rapidly approaching and with it, the need for flu vaccines, says Madera County Public Health Director Sara Bosse, who invites everyone to “take a page from our book.”
“Flu vaccine is like a library,” says Bosse. “Each year when you get a flu shot, you add a book to your library. You have the best protection against the flu when you get a flu shot each year and your library is complete, so start your flu vaccine library this year.”
Madera County Public Health has made it easy to start your own “flu vaccine library” with walk-in and mobile clinics, in addition to regular appointments at Public Health.
“When each person prevents illness through vaccination, it reduces the number of people infected in the community,” says Bosse. “This is especially important to the more susceptible members of our community: the very young, the elderly and those with chronic illness.
Daily habits such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and staying home when ill, can decrease the chances of infection. If symptoms become severe, see your primary care provider.
For more information:
California Dept. of Public Health Influenza page: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/Influenza.aspx
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