This is October and the Flu Season is Upon Us!

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/2/2005 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

"CDC recommends that only the following priority groups receive TIV before October 24, 2005:

persons aged >65 years with comorbid conditions
residents of long-term--care facilities
persons aged 2--64 years with comorbid conditions
persons aged >65 years without comorbid conditions
children aged 6--23 months
pregnant women
health-care personnel who provide direct patient care
household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children aged <6 months" http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5436a3.htm

Please Go Get A Flu Shot This Year Early!!

Hugs, Teri


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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/4/2005 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
My aunt says that her doctor recommends not getting our flu shots until November so it will get us through farther into the flu season. What do you think about that? I want to get mine this month, but was considering what she said.
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel


Teri16
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   Posted 10/4/2005 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
The current guidlelines from the Center of Disease Control (the CDC) is as above.  Some of the Flu's begin very early, so it's entirely up to the individual. 
 
I'll be getting mine soon!  yeah
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/4/2005 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is what the CDC says...
 
"October or November is the best time to get vaccinated, but getting vaccinated in December or even later can still be beneficial. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May."
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/5/2005 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
"Officials Hope to Stagger Flu Immunizations"
 
"Flu shots became available this week, but they're being rationed again -- at least for now. Because of supply uncertainties, shots are reserved until Oct. 24 for people who are at greatest risk of severe complications from influenza. They include health workers, older adults, infants and children with chronic diseases."
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_27276.html
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/7/2005 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
:) Trying to keep you all reminded! :)
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