Friday, January 25, 2013
Inoculation will be available for ages 5 and up Saturday.
The amount of flu cases and virus-related deaths eclipsed epidemic levels at the start of the month, causing panic through the nation and a search for vaccine far and wide. The Washington Township Public Health Office has announced it will hold a flu clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or while supplies last. Residents can get the vaccination at the Washington Township Municipal Building. The available vaccine is for anyone 5 years of age and older, the township said, and the fee is $20. There will be no charge for individuals covered by Medicare Part B. The health office warns that supply is very limited, and residents will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For any further questions or information, the Washington Township …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Epidemic level of influenza cases in U.S. to start 2013.
Just about everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the flu, flu vaccine, or how to prevent contracting the virus. It's for good reason, too, as the total number of cases reported in early January reached epidemic levels, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A shortage of vaccines has impacted the area, as Patch reported earlier this week, with pharmacies having to wait for vaccine to come in on a daily basis. We enjoy using ideas from readers, one of which was the impotes for this post and poll. 'Not Domino' commented on a previous story that we should formally ask readers about their flu vaccine status, whether or not they received the shot, and if so, did it work? According to the CDC, the vaccination is 50- to 70-…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Three area pharmacies expecting new shipments of vaccines this week.
Deaths caused by influenza in 2013 reached epidemic levels late last week, according to a report in the New York Times, but the government-run Center for Disease Control (CDC) says it may have peaked. Either way, the organization says those who have yet to receive a flu shot should still do so, as the current outbreak continues to work its way through the country. The height of flu season is February, according to the CDC. While the CDC says this season's flu vaccine is anywhere between 50 and 70-percent effective, the inoculation is hard to come by in the Long Valley area. Employees at Long Valley Pharmacy said it won't get its next shipment of the vaccine in until late Wednesday, and will be available for residents early Thursday. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Long Valley than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Long Valley-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in New Jersey, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places around Washington Township that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Rite Aid #10428 428 County Road 513 Califon, NJ 07830 (908) 832-7117 Target Pharmacy 68 Us Highway 46 W Hackettstown, NJ 07840 908-452-9251 Walgreens 1982 Route 57 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-3529 More locations According …