Union County Information on Seasonal Flu
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Union County Information on 2012 Seasonal Flu

FLU SHOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Protect yourself from seasonal flu, get your influenza shot TODAY!

The Seasonal Flu vaccine also prevents H1N1 this year.

Flu Shots are $25.00 and Pneumonia Shots are $86.00.  Cash / Medicare Part B accepted.

Walk ins Only / No appointment necessary!

Monday thru Friday    8:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Union County Health Department, 495 East Main, Lake Butler, Florida 32054.

Phone number 386-496-3211.


The United States Government website located at www.flu.gov  also has flu information.


Information on H1N1

H1N1 is a respiratory disease that usually infects pigs but can (though rarely) spread to the human population.

H1N1 symptoms are similar to seasonal human influenza.

H1N1 symptoms include:  

 

How is H1N1 flu transmitted?
Fever Coughing   The H1N1 virus cannot be transmitted by
Lethargy Runny Nose   eating pork.  It can be transmitted from
Sore Throat Nausea   pigs in livestock areas to people and
Vomiting Diarrhea   from people to pigs.  In some cases it may
Lack of appetite Body Aches   be transmitted from human to human.

HOW CAN H1N1 FLU BE PREVENTED?

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.  If you don't have tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands.  It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.  Wash your hands often.  Wash for 20 seconds using warm water and soap.  This will help protect you and others against germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  This will reduce the risk of germs entering your body if you come in contact with something that is contaminated.

Practice good health habits.  Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.  Avoid smoking, which may increase the risk of serious illness if you do contract the flu.

Avoid close contact.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.

Stay home when you are sick or have H1N1 flu symptoms.  Get plenty of rest and check with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Follow public health instructions.  Seriously consider advice regarding school or other closings, avoiding crowds or follow other social distancing measures.

 

This page was last modified on: 12/10/2012 02:13:01