EAU CLAIRE (Press Release) — All people age 6 months and older are encouraged to get their influenza vaccinations. The seasonal influenza vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will hold a Flu Shot Clinic in late October and early November:
Patients also can receive flu shots during scheduled appointments with their primary care provider.
Influenza can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing problems. It can cause high fever and seizures in children. In the United States, influenza kills about 36,000 people each year, mostly the elderly. The best way to prevent spreading the flu is to get vaccinated. Viruses in the flu shot are inactivated so you cannot get the flu from the shot.
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