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Tennessee Health Department says Flu Season Has Arrived; Urges Prevention and Treatment

 

TDH Advises Getting Immunized Quickly if You Haven’t Already

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reports of influenza are increasing across the country. TDH officials are asking all Tennesseans who have not yet had their annual flu vaccine to do so immediately, helping to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the illness to others.

CDC and TDH also urge persons with flu-like illnesses who are at risk of severe illness with influenza due to some health conditions to seek care promptly to determine if treatment with influenza antiviral medications are needed.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam protects himself and others by getting Annual Flu Shot

 

Flu Vaccines Now Available Statewide

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHJohnson City, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam rolled up his sleeve today in Johnson City for his annual flu shot. In doing so, the governor took an important step to protect himself, his friends, family members and others from getting influenza.

During a mid-day stop at the Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Health Office, Governor Haslam said he hoped more Tennesseans would be vaccinated soon so they can reduce their risks of getting the flu themselves or possibly transmitting it to others.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual seasonal flu vaccination from Beth Denney, RN at the Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Health Office in Johnson City, Tennessee October 19th, 2015.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual seasonal flu vaccination from Beth Denney, RN at the Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Health Office in Johnson City, Tennessee October 19th, 2015.

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to get a Flu Vaccine Now

 

Getting a flu vaccine saves lives

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – With flu season almost here, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone to get a flu vaccine now to help keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

“Getting our flu vaccination is really about protecting other people, not just ourselves” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ‘’ Even those who think ‘I have never been sick from the flu’ have probably passed it to another person at some point.  It is easier than ever to do the right thing and get vaccinated.”

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Tennessee Department of Health says Naloxone offers Hope to Save Lives

 

Drug Overdoses Claim More Tennesseans in 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.

The total of overdose deaths rose by nearly 100, from 1,166 in 2013 to a record-setting 1,263 in 2014. If those numbers are hard to comprehend, consider this: more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee last year than were killed in motor vehicle accidents.

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Tennessee Department of Health urges increased efforts to prevent Flu and Flu Complications

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans to increase their vigilance to prevent flu and flu-related health threats by getting immunized and talking with their healthcare providers about flu-like symptoms.

Since 2007 there have been 29 pediatric flu-related deaths recorded in Tennessee, including three in December of this year.

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Tennessee Department of Health says prepare for the Holidays by getting a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The holidays are almost here, a time to be with family and friends, but it’s also cold and flu season.

Influenza-like illnesses are slowly increasing across the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer vaccines and screenings during Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s primary care team is organizing opportunities for retirees within the community to participate in the annual health fair offered as part of Fort Campbell Retiree Appreciation Day September 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

The health fair will be located in hospital’s “C” entrance off Bastogne Avenue and the Retiree Fair will be at Cole Park Commons.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital prepares to provide flu vaccine, late September

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams expect Fort Campbell to begin providing the flu vaccine to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes September 29th, Preventive medicine staff members will offer the vaccine in multiple venues again this year.

“BACH typically begins providing the flu vaccine in October where beneficiaries receiving the vaccine will be provided the most protection over the traditional flu season in this region which runs between October and March,” said BACH Chief of Preventive Medicine Maj. Samuel Peik.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Health Commissioner urge everyone to get their Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHMemphis, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, rolled up their sleeves in Memphis for their annual vaccinations against influenza and encouraged fellow Tennesseans to do the same to help protect and promote good health in the state.

Receiving an annual flu shot can make a big difference by helping you and others avoid becoming sick.

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Tennessee Department of Health working to protect Tennesseans from emerging diseases

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Protecting people from infectious diseases is a vital part of the mission of the Tennessee Department of Health, and TDH works around the clock to prepare for, respond to and protect people in the state from diseases both familiar and new to Tennessee. TDH has plans in place to respond to emerging diseases such as Ebola Virus Disease that are now spreading outside the U.S. as well as future health threats that may develop.

“‘’Are we safe? What is the risk? What should I do?’ These are some of the questions we all ask when we hear about unfamiliar and sometimes dangerous communicable diseases,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

This graphic shows the life cycle of the ebolavirus. Bats are strongly implicated as both reservoirs and hosts for the ebolavirus. Of the five identified ebolavirus subtypes, four are capable of human-to-human transmission. Initial infections in humans result from contact with an infected bat or other wild animal. Strict isolation of infected patients is essential to reduce onward ebolavirus transmission. (CDC)

This graphic shows the life cycle of the ebolavirus. Bats are strongly implicated as both reservoirs and hosts for the ebolavirus. Of the five identified ebolavirus subtypes, four are capable of human-to-human transmission. Initial infections in humans result from contact with an infected bat or other wild animal. Strict isolation of infected patients is essential to reduce onward ebolavirus transmission. (CDC)

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