Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Atlanta than they are now, according to estimates on Google's Flu Trends. (Gwinnett-County-specific data is not available.) Overall in Georgia, activity is considered intense now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Flu Trends is a Google tool that uses aggregated search data to estimate flu activity. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Snellville that offer the vaccine: Publix Pharmacy, 3550 Centerville Highway Walgreens, 3505 Centerville Highway Target Pharmacy, 1905 Scenic Highway Southeast Urgent Care You can find more locations here or by typing in your ZIP …
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. Did you get your flu shot yet?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
More than one-third of United States residents have already been vaccinated against the influenza virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday. With National Influenza Vaccination Week, which started last Sunday and ends Saturday, health officials aim to increase that percentage, especially since this year's season may be a bad one. Influenza—more commonly known as simply "the flu"—is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. It spreads via infected people coughing, sneezing or talking, though people can also get infected by touching something with the flu virus on it before touching their mouth, eyes or nose. The 2012-2013 season is shaping up to be one of the worst …