Fayette County health officials are reporting the first three confirmed flu cases for this influenza season. Health Department Spokesman Kevin Hall said there are many more flu cases out in the community beyond these lab-confirmed cases. It’s not too late to get a flu shot. In fact, Hall noted this...
Discovery of a highly concerning new COVID-19 variant that is spreading across the globe shifted Southeast Portland resident Peter Cornell into high gear. It’s time for him to get his booster. So the 44-year-old scoured the internet for an appointment Monday -- the same day President Biden urged all unvaccinated...
With all the focus on a new COVID-19 variant, it's easy to forget about the flu. But University of Wisconsin-Madison officials warn cases are picking up on campus and around the state. This could leave students in bad shape for final exams and potentially strain health care services around the...
Reported cases lowest for fall semester; pop-up testing on campus continues. With just two weeks left in the fall semester, reported cases of COVID-19 at the University of Georgia hit a new all-time low for the semester and a 22% decrease from the previous week. A total of 18 cases...
Flu or COVID? As Washington heads into peak flu season, it's important to know how to tell the difference. Washington is heading into peak flu season, and with the coronavirus pandemic still raging, there’s a good chance you might not know which respiratory virus you’ve caught if you start feeling under the weather.
Karl-Anthony Towns Q&A: Wolves star talks flu shots, much-improved team defense, Patrick Beverley's leadership
Karl-Anthony Towns has struggled to translate his individual success into wins for the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout his career, but that's slowly starting to change. After making the playoffs only once in his first six seasons, Towns has led Minnesota to wins in seven of its past eight games and the sixth-best record (11-10) in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves rank No. 6 in the NBA on defense, by far their best mark since drafting Towns in 2015, and he leads the team with 23.5 points per game. The season is still young, but thus far, this has perhaps been the best overall stretch of Towns' career.
Crisp fall weather and upcoming holiday months are joyful times, but illnesses like the flu and COVID-19 can put a damper on high spirits. Runny noses, coughing and hospitalizations are not something people want to deal with when preparing a Thanksgiving turkey or shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Being prepared and proactive for winter viruses should be on everyone’s holiday to-do list.
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The number of flu cases in Florida remains low, but experts say the season is ramping up and it is much different than last year. Flu season typically starts up in October and peaks between December and February. We've now spent over a year and a half...
Jasiah and Jayven Garcia, ages 11 and 6, get their COVID vaccines along with Jesus Ramirez, age 9, at the Medina County Health Unit. See article for upcoming vaccine clinics. Medina County’s active COVID-19 case count for 11/29/21 is 14 with one additional death to report from last week. A new COVID-19 variant called Omicron has been in the news lately and raises concerns about our protection with the current COVID-19 vaccines. There are still many questions to be answered about this variant and how our current vaccines will work against it. I recommend getting your COVID-19 booster if you haven’t yet. This is still our best protection and our chance to build up our immune system. Also, the holiday season brings more opportunities for exposure than we would normally have. If you haven’t gotten a COVID-19 vaccine yet, this is the perfect time to do so and it’s still free to everyone and easily available. For booster doses, everyone 18 years of age and older are eligible. If you received Moderna or Pfizer vaccine you can get a booster 6 months after your last dose in the series. If you received Johnson and Johnson, you can get a booster 2 months after your first dose. So, get your booster dose if it is time for you. We have COVID-19 vaccine available for anyone ages 5 and up.
A local nonprofit is teaming up with a national health-care company to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at no charge to Tucsonans with special needs. On Thursday, Dec. 2, or Saturday, Dec. 4, families and individuals with special needs, ages 5 and up, can receive their first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccinations at Intermountain Centers for Human Development on the city’s west side.
WENATCHEE —This year’s influenza season is well underway, but it’s also the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s a safe and effective vaccine for both diseases, but the Washington Department of Health says childhood flu vaccinations are down this year, about 25 percent compared with 2020. Simon Mendoza, a medical provider with Columbia Valley Community Health, tells NCWLIFE that getting both vaccinations is the best idea for everyone.
How they plan to kill BILLIONS with the common flu: Covid vaccines induce “AIDS” immune system failure, opening door to death via common flu strains
Covid vaccines are increasingly recognized as depopulation weapons being deployed against humanity. But the mechanism of how they work is only now becoming clear. The gain-of-function researchers who built this bioweapon — all criminals against humanity — didn’t want it to kill people too quickly because that would be noticed right away. So they needed a mechanism that would allow the spike protein injections to kill people slowly, in a way that could be blamed on something else.
Preliminary shows that flu vaccinations are down among pregnant women and children. Flu activity appears to be on the rise in the United States. The influenza A strain (H3N2) appears to be making up most of the flu cases. The flu is finally starting to make a comeback after a...
With the holiday season here, health experts are urging caution as positive COVID-19 cases pop up around Loudon County. As of Monday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 92 positive local cases, which is much lower than last year’s 266 positive cases in late November. “The county numbers reflect similar...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Health Department reported the state's first flu-related death of the season Tuesday. The person who died was age 65 or older, according to a provisional report. The department does not release the location or other information about people who died from influenza. Twenty-four Arkansans...
COSHOCTON — Muskingum Valley Health Centers continues to offer vaccination options after administering more than 24,000 COVID-19 vaccinations and 4,000 influenza vaccines this year. The medical provider offers COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as flu vaccines, by appointment at select locations in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan and Muskingum counties. COVID-19...
Intercare is planning a holiday lead testing and COVID vaccination event for this weekend in Benton Harbor. It says everyone is welcome to its facility on M-139 this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5 to 11, free lead testing, and flu shots. They’ll also offer COVID booster shots and COVID testing. Intercare notes Michigan has the highest rate of new coronavirus infections in the country, and only 59% of Michiganders are fully vaccinated. It adds getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family, and to help control the pandemic. Insurance will be billed for tests taken at this event for those who have insurance, but there will be no out of pocket costs to anyone who attends. Staff from the Berrien County Health Department will be on hand to help with Saturday’s event.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department says that, just as active cases of COVID-19 are back up to 500 in Reno County, the new Omicron variant is emerging as the next potential risk. No confirmed cases have been identified in Kansas or the United States to date. Many...
With more people testing positive for COVID-19 and no beds in intensive care units available, Dr. Charles Kendall said this is the worst the COVID-19 pandemic has been since it started. He came to that realization recently when he tried to transfer a patient from Cloquet's Community Memorial Hospital who...