Showing posts with label influenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label influenza. Show all posts

Friday, February 11, 2011

Get That Flu Shot!

State public health officials are advising Virginia residents to get their flu shots, with two deaths linked to influenza.

The state Department of Public Health said Tuesday influenza activity has increased from low to high since January. That means more people with symptoms of influenza are seeing their physicians.

The flu deaths reported by the department are pediatric cases. Typically, two or three pediatric flu deaths are reported each year in the state.

State Health Commissioner Karen Remley said vaccinations are still available across the state and are the best protection against getting the flu.

Virginia's flu season typically runs through March, hitting its peak in February.

Locally, the Onley Community Health Center will add a Pediatrician to their Saturday hours this weekend. The hours are from 8:00-11:00. Appointments can be made by calling 787-7374.

Walkins are welcome.

Monday, December 7, 2009

H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Clinics

The Eastern Shore Health District Announces H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Clinics For General Public

The Eastern Shore Health District invites all members of the general public who wish to receive the H1N1 Influenza Vaccination to attend open walk in clinics during the month of December. There are four remaining opportunities for the general public to receive the vaccine at their local health department in 2009.

Monday, December 7 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Northampton Health Department
Tuesday, December 8 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Accomack Health Department
Monday, December 14 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Northampton Health Department
Tuesday, December 15 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Accomack Health Department

Since the vaccine was received in early October of this year high risk groups have been targeted as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control guidelines: healthcare professionals, pregnant women, school age children ages 6 months through 24 years, and adults ages 25 through 64 with underlying health conditions. Eastern Shore health officials have provided weekly walk in clinics, maternity clinics as well as ongoing public and private school clinics in order to reach as many of the targeted groups as possible. Accomack public elementary schools are planned to be completed by Christmas Vacation, with the Accomac public middle and high school H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Clinics beginning in January. Tangier Combined School H1N1 Influenza Vaccination clinic is also planed before Christmas Vacation as well as a Tangier Island walk in clinic for island residents. Northampton County public schools are working with Eastern Shore RUal Health to bring the H1N1 vaccine to their students. Parents ad students fom either public, private, or home schooling situations are welcome to attend the walk in clinics at the health department, whether they missed a planned school clinic, are in need of a second dose, or they would prefer to receive the vaccine sooner than it will be offered at the school. The health department also welcomes any child nine years old and under in need of a second dose of H1N1 vaccine to come to the walk I clinics, regardless of where the first dose was received, but please bring a copy of your record or vaccination card. There is no charge for the H1N1 influenza vaccine at any health department sponsored clinic

The health department appreciates the general publics patience as they have allowed those who needed the vaccine the most to go fist, and now if offering H1N1 Novel Influenza Vaccine t all who are interested in receiving it. For more information about H1N1 Vaccination Clinics, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website or if you have questions about H1N1 Influenza, please call1-877-ASK-VDH3.