If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your annual flu shot! All people 6 months of age and older are recommended to receive an annual influenza vaccination. The 2022 – 2023 influenza vaccine will protect against four different influenza viruses.
- All persons aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated annually.
- Vaccination of persons at high risk is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
- People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older.
- Vaccination also is important for healthcare workers, and other people who live with or care for people at high risk to keep from spreading flu to those at high risk.
- Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
Find additional information on getting vaccinated against the flu, as well as where you can get a flu shot, by visiting https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
The Tick Bite Assessment is an interactive tool from CDC that will assist individuals on removing attached ticks and determining when to seek health care, if appropriate, after a tick bite.
The online mobile-friendly tool asks a series of questions covering topics such as tick attachment time and symptoms. Based on the user’s responses, the tool then provides information about recommended actions and resources.
Are you signed-up for weather (and other) alerts from your locality?
- Fredericksburg Alert– http://www.fredericksburgalert.com
- Spotsylvania Alert– https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085614481#/login
- King George Alert– http://kgalert.com/
- Caroline Alert– https://co.caroline.va.us/AlertCenter.aspx
- Stafford Alert– https://staffordcountyva.gov/AlertCenter.asp