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Influenza Activity Increasing Across The Buckeye State

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/29/2013

Influenza activity is on the rise in the Buckeye state and the Ohio Department of Health is encouraging Ohioans to get their influenza vaccine. So far this flu season, 338 influenza-associated hospitalizations have been reported to the Ohio Department of Health. The agency says the flu virus will be less likely to spread if more people are vaccinated. They say immunization has proven to be the safest and most effective way to fight the flu. Officials say it takes two weeks to build up immunity after receiving the vaccine, which is another reason to get immunized as soon as possible. Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Flu vaccine is available at most healthcare providers’ offices, local health departments and retail pharmacy chains.

   
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