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How to Keep Yourself From Getting the Flu


Health officials want you to vaccinate before the flu knocks you out.

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) and several other health departments are advising everyone to take precautions and make sure that they are up to date with their yearly flu vaccine. The KCHD is vaccinating people for only $41 and accepts several insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and Medicaid.

The health department’s main point of emphasis is for people to stay home when sick and wash their hands vigorously. For more useful tips on how to keep yourself from getting the flu, visit their “Stick It to The Flu” webpage.

The flu is a respiratory illness which involves a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body ache, headache, chills, fatigue and possible diarrhea and vomiting.

“It is not too late to get your flu shot,” said KCHD Communication Manager, Steve Kelso.“Protecting yourself during the height of the flu season is the best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu.”

Take the opportunity to get your flu vaccination today and prevent yourself from getting sick.