Flu peak season around the corner
Coughing, fever, stuffy nose and aches, all symptoms of the flu, can
“If you’re not immunized you should get immunized,” said Diane Poulson, a registered nurse at the Bear River Health Department.
Every year, studies of different forms of the flu are done in order to determine the vaccine needed for that year. This is because the flu mutates.
One strain, or type, is picked from three major continents to watch.
Starting Oct. 6, flu vaccinations will be offered at the Health Department
“By the time you pay for the test and pay for medication the
cost will be six
Poulson says there is a high concentration of people seeking the vaccine
“It’s never too late to get immunized,” said Poulson. She said the Health Department offers the vaccine clear until April. “We have a fairly good turn out, but we could always see a few more,” said Poulson.
Now the vaccine is recommended for children 6 months and older because their immune systems are not completely equip to yet. It is also recommended for people 50 years and up and for people who just plain don’t want to get sick. It is utilized greatly by the elderly, said Poulson.
The injection can occasionally result in some side effects such as
However, Poulson said it is not for everyone. It is only recommended
The flu will go away, but why risk even having it.
“I plan to get the shot,” said Ashlie Wilson, a sophomore
at USU majoring in
“I wouldn’t go a year without one,” said Poulson.