FLU SEASON IS HERE
With the increase of influenza cases statewide, we hope you will take some steps to prevent the spread of the flu. Here are a few tips:
1) It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine if you have not already done so! The current strain of flu is included in this year’s mix, so getting the flu vaccine may be your best protection. Lake County Public Health still has flu vaccine available for people of all ages.
Lake County Public Health, located at 922 Bevins Court in Lakeport, offers vaccinations for $2 each from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
It is recommended to call 707-263-1090 or 800-794-9291 first to assure availability and confirm the hours of the clinic before coming in.
A flu vaccine finder is available at http://www.flu.gov/about_the_flu/seasonal/index.html .
2) If you get the flu - stay home! Flu symptoms may include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Most people who get the flu just need to stay home and address their symptoms. People who have other medical conditions, such as respiratory or heart problems, may want to see a doctor right away if they think they have the flu.
3) View this video from the Public Health Department! Public Health has prepared a very informative video on how to stop the spread of the flu. We are currently experiencing a normal flu season, so the sections on Quarantine and Telecommuting do not apply, but the rest of the information is very applicable.