January 5, 2017
For Immediate Release
Jefferson County Community Health
Increased Flu Activity in Jefferson County
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Flu activity is increasing in Jefferson County and so are hospital visits for flu-like symptoms. Health officials want the public to know when to seek emergency medical care, when to stay home and also urge anyone over 6 months of age who hasn't been vaccinated this year to get a flu shot now to protect themselves, and others.
Flu vaccine (flu shot) is available for everyone aged 6 months and older, including pregnant women. Flu shots are readily available at most pharmacy locations and clinics.
Annual flu vaccination is the best method of prevention against illness, followed by covering your cough/proper hand washing and staying home from school or work when you are sick.
Protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible — and by educating yourself, your co-workers and your household about the importance of staying home when sick and practicing good hand washing.
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Influenza (Flu) Information for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals
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Jefferson County Public Health
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