From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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[February 05, 2013]
After being diagnosed with the flu,
your health care provider may give you a prescription for an
antiviral. Antiviral medications are prescription pills, liquids or
inhalers used to prevent or treat flu viruses. If you get the flu,
antiviral medications can make your illness milder and make you feel
better faster. They may also prevent serious complications from the
flu. Antiviral medications will work best when they are started
within the first two days of getting sick.
If you are exposed to the flu, antiviral medication can prevent you
from becoming sick.
The Logan County Department of Public Health has a limited supply
of flu vaccines still available. The hours for vaccines at the
health department are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No appointment is required. The influenza vaccine is also available
on the HOPE Mobile during its regularly scheduled stops.
The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $25 for adults, $16.75 for
children 6 months through 18 years of age who have no health
insurance or health insurance that doesn't cover vaccines, and free
to those with a Medicaid or Medicare card.
For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine, call the
Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.
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For more information, visit
www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org.
[Text from file received from the
Logan County Department of Public