This week's LCDPH flu
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Many have noticed the spread of the
H1N1 flu decreasing lately, and you may be asking whether getting
the H1N1 vaccine is still important. What many donít know is that
flu season typically lasts through May and that past pandemics have
occurred in waves. In other words, itís possible that we will see
another increase in H1N1 or seasonal flu in the months ahead.
Below are some useful tips provided by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services for you to share with your family and friends as
you celebrate the holiday season.
3 simple steps to a healthy New Year
-- Getting vaccinated is the best way to
protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. The H1N1 and
seasonal flu vaccines are currently available at the Logan
County Department of Public Health Monday through Friday 7:30
a.m.-4 p.m. to anyone interested in protecting themselves from
the influenza virus.
Add the vaccine to
your wish list
Be a germ stopper
-- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your
hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs
spread this way. Also, stay home if you are sick and avoid close
contact with people who are sick.
Check the facts
and stay informed -- Visit
Flu.gov regularly for the latest information. Heard a rumor?
Visit "Myths vs.
Facts" to run a fact check.
The 2009 H1N1 flu
vaccine is made the same way as the seasonal flu vaccine. Millions
of people have safely received the H1N1 vaccine, including the
president, first lady and their children.
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For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org
or call the Logan County Department of Public Health at
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department
of Public Health]
The "flu fact" announcements are sponsored by
the Logan County Department of Public Health and the Pandemic
Influenza Community Coalition.