Oneida County Health Department offers flu vaccines
A flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses, according to the Oneida County Health Department. It is recommended that all people 6 months and older get a flu shot, especially those at higher risk of complications from the flu. This includes children age 6 months to 18 years, pregnant women, people 50 years and older, anyone with chronic medical conditions, and people who live in nursing homes. Several flu clinics will be held throughout the county this fall. Check the OCHD website at oneidacountypublichealth.org for additional information.
The health department is trying a new way to get the word out about flu shots. Show the community what you will do when you don’t have the flu! Post a photo of you participating in one of your favorite “flu season” activities to the Oneida County Health Department’s Facebook page, #donthavetheflu. All participants will be entered into a drawing for one of five $20 Visa Gift Cards. The drawing will take place on November 3rd, 2014. Winners will be contacted via Facebook.