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There Is Shortage of Over-The-Counter Flu Medication

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 21, 2022 7:43 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Many of us are spending more time indoors when the weather cools. However, some people are restricted to their houses due to the illness.

“They get really bad fevers, our kids, so I was pretty scared,” said Camille Webb, a Reno mom of three.

Webb and her children, like many of us, battled the virus at home. They intended to rely on over-the-counter fever relievers such as Tylenol until practically every shop was out.

“CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target,” Webb said.

“No where over here, they didn’t have anything in stock so I had to drive 30 minutes to Carson [City] to find some.”

Webb isn’t the only concerned parent. Several women posted photographs of bare shop shelves on Facebook, while others appealed for aid, hoping that one of their friends had extra children’s Tylenol.

While certain sections of the country are experiencing shortages, the lack of medicine is partly attributed to an increase in demand. More individuals are becoming ill.

Last week, Washoe County recorded 39 flu-related hospitalizations and two fatalities. Type “A” is said to be the prevalent strain.

The county’s vaccination program supervisor advises getting some rest and seeing a doctor if symptoms worsen.

“Stay home and talk to a provider,” said Victoria Nicolson Hornblower, Washoe County Immunizations Program Supervisor.

Webb recommends keeping an eye out for Tylenol, if not for yourself, then for friends and relatives.

“Even if your kid isn’t sick, I mean it’s probably a good idea right now to, even if you just go to the grocery store or anywhere, just to get a bottle if you see one,” Webb said.

The Washoe County Health District offers flu shots. Click here for additional details.

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