Nashville, TN – The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last. Seasonal influenza is now widespread across Tennessee, but it’s not too late to get a flu shot!
‘’I urge anyone who has not received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible,’’ said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.
Clarksville, TN – As part of the Tennessee Department of Health’s “FightFluTN”, the Montgomery County Health Department will offer flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through vaccination event this coming Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, the Montgomery County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through “FightFluTN” vaccination event.
Nation’s Top Health Organizations Band Together to Urge Patients to Get Flu Vaccinations to Prevent Serious Health Risks
Dallas, TX – For the first time, the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have come together to raise an important alert about the dangers of influenza (flu) for people with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.
APSU Women’s Tennis has Two Players win their flights at University of Central Arkansas Fall Classic
Conway, AR – After a hot start at the University of Central Arkansas Fall Classic, Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis team capped off their weekend with an exclamation mark, with Danielle Morris and Sarah Heckel each taking home a singles title.
Written by Maria Yager
Fort Campbell, KY – Flu season is here but there are measures individuals can take to reduce the risk of getting sick. “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccination,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, chief of public health nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH).
“The flu vaccine can reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu or reduce the severity because the vaccine prompts the body into creating antibodies that will fight off the virus,” Edwards stated.
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.
“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team administers influenza vaccination to Soldiers, D.A civilians and sister services in Afghanistan
Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – For months on end the 101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team has provided exceptional medical support to Soldiers, D.A civilians, and sister service members since arriving to Bagram. As snow covers the mountain peaks and temperatures begin to drop, this five-man team is prepared to combat flu season and maintain readiness.
“Medical preparedness keeps our Soldiers in the fight; it’s the number one priority for the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff,” said Staff Sgt. Tyler Rector, a combat medic assigned to the brigade. “This is the best way to protect our Soldiers from the influenza virus before we enter into the rough winter months.”
American Red Cross
Nashville, TN – As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.
Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall.
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