Friday, November 13, 2015
Bethlehem Offers Free Flu Vaccines Tomorrow at East Hills Middle School
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seasonal flu-related deaths have ranged from 3,000 people to 49,000 people. The “seasonal flu” in the United States can begin as early as October and as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
Everyone six months and older is encouraged to get the flu vaccine annually. If you have not gotten your flu vaccine yet this season, please take advantage of this free drive-thru clinic. Mayor Donchez has stated, “I encourage residents to participate in this beneficial program, and I commend the City’s Health Bureau for taking a proactive approach in protecting our citizens.”