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Flu Season is Here!

Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Community!

 

flu shots

Did you know that…more than 36,000 people in the U.S. die because of the flu? More people die from the flu or its complications than from any other vaccine-preventable disease.

Flu shots are recommended in October or November every year, especially for:
* Adults 65 years of age or older – even if healthy.
* Children 6 months – 23 months old – even if healthy.
* Household contacts and people who take care of infants from 0-23 months of age.
* Pregnant women.
* Adults and children with chronic diseases (heart disease, lung disease, asthma, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS or immune system disorders).
* Residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities.
* Health care personnel who provide direct patient care

The Flu Mist nasal vaccine is available for healthy individuals 5-49 years olds.
Call your doctor, visit a flu site location, or consult with your local pharmacy.

For more information or a listing of flu site locations near you, call 1-877-FLU-0202 (toll free) or visit the website: www.sdchip.org/immunize.html , the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) have update flu site information daily from October 1st..

 

   
 

ABOUT THE FLU MIST

What is the nasal-spray flu vaccine (or LAIV)?
The nasal-spray flu vaccine (sometimes called LAIV for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) is a new flu vaccine that was licensed in 2003. It is different from the other licensed influenza vaccine (also called the "flu shot") because it contains weakened live influenza viruses instead of killed viruses and is administered by nasal spray instead of injection.

How does the nasal-spray flu vaccine (LAIV) work?
The nasal-spray flu vaccine contains three different live (but weakened) influenza viruses. When the viruses... Will continued at CDC website

 

   
 

 

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