Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

San Joaquin County health officer: It’s not too late to vaccinate for flu

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:04 am, Thu Dec 13, 2012.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports current surveillance data indicates this year's influenza season is well underway and levels of influenza activity are continuing to increase across the country. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should receive an annual seasonal flu vaccine as the single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential complications.

"All those who have not done so already, should get their annual flu vaccination now; it is not too late to protect yourself and your family against influenza this year," San Joaquin County Health Officer Dr. Karen Furst said in a press release.

It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for full immunity to take effect, and winter holiday activities and gatherings are prime opportunities for flu viruses to spread. Flu activity usually climbs in January, peaks in February and can last as late as May.

Vaccines are available through various sources in the community, including doctor's offices, neighborhood pharmacies, grocery stores and at some work sites. San Joaquin County Public Health Services provides the flu vaccine during its regular immunization clinic hours, for people of all ages who do not have a regular source of medical care that provides influenza vaccine. The fee is $15; however, no one will be denied services due to inability to pay.

Immunizations are available on a walk-in bases at the Lodi Health Center, 300 W. Oak St., from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 100

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists