[Ashe County, NC] – Health officials with AppHealthCare are encouraging people to receive the flu vaccine to prevent illness. The CDC recommends yearly vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older.
Flu infections are most common from late fall to early spring in North Carolina. Peak activity usually occurs in January or February, although it can’t be predicted exactly when it will happen.
“It is important to receive the flu vaccine in order to protect you and your loved ones during the flu season. The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to get the flu vaccine. You can call AppHealthCare to schedule an appointment or see your healthcare provider,” stated Jennifer Greene, Health Director, AppHealthCare.
According to studies cited by the CDC, vaccination against the flu can:
People should take the following precautions to protect against the spread of flu and other viruses:
What are the symptoms of the flu? (Source: cdc.gov/flu)
To learn more about flu, visit http://flu.nc.gov. This website will be updated weekly during flu season by the NC Division of Public Health with the most current flu related data.
To make an appointment with AppHealthCare, call (336) 246-9449.