About 100 more Hoosiers have died from the flu so far this year, compared to last flu season.
To set up your appointment to receive a flu shot, call the Daviess County Health Department at 812-254-8666 or stop by to schedule an appointment.
Miranda Warner, a junior at WSU, said she received the flu vaccination.
"Every year the flu shuffles its parts".
The flu vaccine is the most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Between Oct. 1 and January 18, Oakland County has had more than 1,705 confirmed flu cases, health officials said.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control's most recent data, which covers the fourth week of January, lists 84 deaths across SC during the entire flu season.
Last year 420,603 people were diagnosed with the flu in MI, and that number is continuing to rise each year. This year, it could just be that flu season, which is usually at its worst in February, is peaking early. "In the state of Missouri, I think there have been seven pediatric deaths". He added they've had to get creative to keep up with the demand.
Three flu strains are circulating in the 2017-18 season.
"We are still seeing many patients presenting with flu-like symptoms. that have tested negative but physicians are still opting to treat them with antiviral medications", she said.
In a press release Wednesday afternoon, District Health Director Dr. Unini Odama urged people in the 10-county Northwest Georgia Public Health district to get a flu shot if they haven't already.
NY is not the only state experiencing such records. Helpful CDC flu resources can be found at www.cdc.gov/flu.
Maher recommends that students who express common flu symptoms-such as a fever, chills, nausea and coughing-should isolate themselves and not attend class or extracurricular activities. Health department clinics across the state are providing vaccines at no charge.
To get your flu shot at the Daviess County Health Department, the cost is $8 without insurance.
"Hand hygiene can not be stressed enough", Ms. McArdle said.
"Other protective measures need to be considered, the tried-and-true public health measures - so washing your hands often with soap and water to minimize contamination ..." "And put disinfectant on highly touched areas, such as door knobs, phone receivers, remote controls and your keyboard if it's used by other people".
"We've still got a couple more months to go of flu season".
"It's two weeks of fever and aches and feeling disgusting".