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Flu Shot Clinic For Mac

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Ekg paper for mac 2000. It’s the time of year to start thinking about protecting your family against influenza. The most effective way to protect against the illness is to get the flu vaccine. Just like last year, we’re recommending that everyone in your family, 6 months of age and older, including pregnant women, get the flu vaccine.

The 2018-2019 flu vaccine is now available at our primary care, after hours care and immediate care clinics throughout Chicagoland. With walk-in flu shot clinics available seven-days-a-week and appointments available during primary care office hours, you and your family can receive your flu shot at a time and location that is convenient for you. Visit one of our walk-in clinics at the hours listed below or.If you have received your vaccine at your work place or from another provider, please send a MyChart message with the date and location of your vaccine. Or, call your physician's office with this information if you're not a MyChart user so it can added to your electronic medical record. It is important that your physician has this information on file.

GREENVIEW — The fact that Doug Thayer came down with influenza in March after getting a flu shot a year ago didn’t stop him from holding out his left arm for an injection Monday morning. “You’ve got to take it on faith,” the 49-year-old Greenview resident said during a one-day flu-shot clinic in this Menard County village. On the first day that the Sangamon County Department of Public Health offered flu vaccine to the general public this flu season — the department serves Menard County as part of a contract — 17 people received the vaccine at the Greenview Community Center. The department also kicked off walk-in flu-vaccine clinics that will continue from 8:30 a.m. Mondays and from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday through Fridays at its headquarters at 2833 South Grand Ave. In Springfield.

The 2017-18 flu season posted record-breaking hospitalization rates across the country, and experts say one reason was the reduced effectiveness of the flu vaccine compared with previous years. Flu strains affecting people in the United States and the rest of the world vary each year. Because of that and the time lag associated with manufacturing the vaccine, flu shots can vary in effectiveness. Even when well-matched to prevailing flu viruses, a flu shot is 40 percent to 60 percent effective in reducing the risk of someone developing flu symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC estimates that between 12,000 and 56,000 people die from flu-related complications each year. The 2017-18 version of the vaccine was estimated at 36 percent effective, but that wasn’t the lowest in the past 15 years. The 2014-15 version of the vaccine was listed by the CDC as 19 percent effective. It’s unknown how effective the current version of the vaccine will be, but Jim Stone, administrator of the Sangamon County health department, still recommended that most people 6 months old and older get a flu shot. “We still believe it’s one of the best, most effective ways of preventing the flu,” he said.

Other ways that Stone said the spread of flu can be contained include frequent hand washing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or sleeve and staying home if you’re sick. During one-day and walk-in clinics, the health department is providing the vaccine at no cost to all Medicare Part B and Medicaid recipients who present a membership card.

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The department will bill several private insurance plans and charges other patients $35 for the shot, with the high-dose version for people 65 and older costing $60. No shortages of the vaccine are anticipated this season, and the department has on hand, or soon will receive, a total of more than 12,000 doses. That total includes the needle-free, FluMist spray formula containing a live but weakened version of the virus for people ages 2 through 49. Demand for flu vaccine normally picks up in the fall and winter as flu cases increase, Stone said, adding that it can take up to two weeks after receiving the shot for protection to develop. Stone noted that drug stores and doctors’ offices also give flu shots, and the health department works with employers to inoculate their workforces.

Thayer, an unemployed computer programmer, said he has faith that flu shots in the past have helped him avoid the flu or reduced flu symptoms. He said he has extra incentive to get a flu shot because he said he lives with his 89-year-old mother, and she is prohibited from receiving flu vaccine because of a medical condition. He said he doesn’t want to pass on the flu to his mother.

Sharon Davis, 81, a retired site manager for Senior Services of Central Illinois’ senior citizen nutrition program, said she received her annual flu shot Monday. The Greenview resident gets an annual shot religiously, except for three years ago when she was too busy. That was the year she came down with flu, and she said it wasn’t pleasant. Davis said she 'was down for over a week. I missed work. Just was sick as a dog.'

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Joy Smith, 90, a retired bookkeeper from Greenview, said she has received an annual flu shot for decades and continued that tradition Monday. “I haven’t had the flu since I was a kid,” she said. Contact Dean Olsen: dean.olsen@sj-r.com, 788-1543, twitter.com/DeanOlsenSJR.