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Flu vaccination coverage throughout the entire United States was 46.8 percent, which is an increase of 1.2 percent from the 2015-2016 season, the CDC reports. "Those are pretty good odds", he added.

In Charleston, Capital City Pediatrics is offering an "after hours" flu clinic Thursday evening.

The cost for the flu shot without insurance is $30, although most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted.

It's located at 1538 Kanawha Blvd.

'It's the best tool we have right now for preventing disease, ' he said in an interview.

"With this pretty good vaccine we can do an very bad lot of good", he said.

Fewer than 50% of all Americans were vaccinated against the flu last season, but health officials hope to see that number rise as they say that it's important for everyone six months and older to be getting a flu vaccine annually.

That's why Teton County Public Health officials are encouraging people to get flu shots.

You're now ready to conquer flu season.

"I really don't like shots at all, but actually they can really, really help", said Goggins. But what if ― for whatever insane reason ― going to the doctor and getting a shot doesn't just naturally put you in a sunny mood? "It's like just an terrible feeling". After the vaccine is administered, it can take up to two weeks for antibodies to develop to protect against the flu. Flu can make you feel so unwell and exhausted that you have to stay in bed and rest until you feel better.

"I don't see what harm it could cause, because there's a lot of bacteria going around and people are sick all the time".

In addition to getting a flu shot, the spread of influenza can be limited through infection prevention methods such as frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into the sleeve, cleaning surfaces often, and by staying at home when sick. The flu vaccine is a dead vaccine and it can't give you the flu.

With cold and flu season quickly approaching, students must decide if and where to receive flu vaccinations; with many resources both on and off campus, vaccines are accessible to students. "We know that all kids are at risk for the flu and for complications of the flu". Businesses, industries, agencies or other large groups can call (276) 781-7450 or (276) 759-8297 to ask about a mobile vaccination clinic at your worksite or other location.

If you want to have the best fighting chance at the flu, it might help to get your shot when you're feeling especially jolly.

You're not only helping yourself, you're protecting everyone else around you, too. 9 a.m.to 10 a.m.at Trinity Tower, 11 a.m.to noon at Midtown Manor, and 1 p.m.to 2 p.m.at Valley View Heritage; and October 26 from 9 a.m.to 10 a.m.at Yardley Place and Inglis Court, 11 a.m.to noon at Sussex Arms, and 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.at Creighton Lodge. A higher dose vaccine is available for additional protection for people 65 and older. "You don't have to drink or eat after them, you can just be in the same room", said Dr. Kidd.