Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- John Ness
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Massachusetts than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Easton that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Rite Aid CVS Walgreens More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for …
The benefits of getting the flu shot and other common vaccines, outweigh any of the potential risks involved.
Have you scheduled your child’s flu shot? Or, gasp, even your own? There are many reasons why getting injected with a dead virus may not top your to-do list, but it better not be something as lame as…I forgot! Pharmacies around town seem to be singing the same song, Signs, by the Five Man Electrical Band. You know the one - “signs, signs everywhere a sign” - if you don’t CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite Aid certainly do. And they are covered in them. Okay, so perhaps you have somehow avoided the signs. What about the pediatrician reminder card that came by mail? Surely, your PCP will be sending one along soon. I must admit I loathe this time of year. Or at least I have since 2004. That’s the fall I was pregnant with my first child. It …