Posted 10/4/2019 in Public Health
Brought to you by RMC and Delaware County Public Health
Influenza or the flu is a contagious disease that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, or a runny or stuffy nose. The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia and make existing health conditions worse.
Getting your yearly flu shot is very important to protect yourself from influenza or “the flu”. All people are at risk but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. There are many flu viruses and they are always changing, which is why getting your annual vaccination is vital to your health.
“We encourage everyone to get their yearly flu shot and to take advantage of public flu shot clinics,” shared Delma Hardin, Delaware County Public Health Coordinator. You can find the schedule of upcoming flu shot clinics at regmedctr.org/flushots. Flu shots are free with your Medicare card and covered by most insurances.
Regional Family Health (RFH) will offer walk-in flu shot clinics open to ALL ages at Regional Family Health in Manchester from 8AM-1PM on the following Saturdays: October 19 & 26 and November 2 & 9. If these dates/times don’t work for you, call one of our clinics for a personal appointment.
Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) will hold flu shot clinics at multiple locations in area communities.
DCPH walk-in flu shot clinics will be held from 10-11:30 AM at:
- Hopkinton Community Center on Monday, October 14
- Delhi United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 15
- Greeley Commercial Club on Tuesday, October 15
- Dundee Fire Station/Community Center on Wednesday, October 16
- Earlville United Parish on Wednesday, October 16
- Neighborhood Retreat in Manchester on Thursday, October 17
- Colesburg Community Center on Tuesday, October 22