Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot

Jeannette Daniel
November 1, 2017

People who are sick should stay home from work or school so they don't spread the flu to others.

The uncertainty of when the flu will strike has local health officials encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated now.

Dr. Yves Jalbert of the Quebec public health agency said the flu shot is strongly recommended for children from six to 23 months old, anyone with a chronic disease, pregnant women, and people above age 60.

The flu started circulating in Clark County a little earlier than usual a year ago, with activity picking up at the end of October.

Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu. This year's vaccine contains two A strains and a B strain of the virus.

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Of course, the more people protected, the better protected the community.

According to the CDC, the flu and colds share similar symptoms as both are respiratory viral infections.

The flu season has just begun but Tulsa health leaders want to make sure families are taking precautions.

Influenza is highly contagious, and can lead to serious complications and hospitalizations for people who are most vulnerable, Jalbert said. As that flu season comes to an end in Australia, some experts believe it could be a sign of what's to come for the U.S. Oeding said it's too early to tell how bad this year's flu season will be, but she does know of people already diagnosed with the virus.

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