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Health Officials Urge Nevadans to Get Flu Shots

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 18, 2023 12:02 pm

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The tinsel may have fallen, but according to the CDC, flu diagnoses are “widespread” in Nevada.

Since flu occurrences often peak between December and February, doctors and health activists are advising people to get vaccinated.

Since the start of the year, Nevada has experienced an unprecedented amount of flu cases, showing that the flu season in the Silver State is still very much ongoing.

“The protection provided by this year’s seasonal flu vaccine is better than we’ve had in recent years. It covers four strains of the flu and gives the recipient a boost in immunity. Because most of the viruses seen this flu season are a match for the types found in the vaccine, this year’s flu vaccine is highly effective. There is even a version that is egg free, so that every person over the age of six months may receive this year’s vaccine,” said Dr.  Bayo Curry-Winchell (Dr. BCW), Saint Mary’s Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician, and Regional Clinical Director for Carbon Health. She continued, “The peak flu season is just hitting, if you haven’t been immunized for this year’s flu, now is the time.”

Contact your doctor or visit Home Immunize Nevada for information on where to get the flu shot.

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