South Carolina has had a total of 33,559 lab-confirmed flu cases this year with 1,729 hospitalized and 74 confirmed deaths.
Dorn VA has had a total of 104 lab-confirmed flu cases with 7 of those hospitalized and no deaths, yet.
Prevent flu transmission by:
-Getting a flu vaccine
-Staying home if sick
-Adhering to precautions &
EVERYONE 6 months & older should get a flu shot. Additional high risk groups for the flu:
-People with chronic health problems (such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, asthma, heart failure, or kidney failure).
-People undergoing certain medical treatments.
-People who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.
-Caregivers and household contacts of babies younger than 6 months.
Even when healthy people get the flu, it can be deadly, about 36,000 people die annually of complications from the flu.
-The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu. The flu shot will not give you the flu.
-It is NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE. Seasonal flu usually peaks by February but disease can occur as late as May.
Vets & Staff get your flu vaccine at:
Primary Care Clinics & CBOCs:
-Monday-Friday walk-in between 0800-1600 or during scheduled appointments
Mental Health Clinics (walk-in):
-Mondays 9 a.m. – noon &
-Fridays from 2 – 4 p.m.