PREPARING FOR FLU SEASON
 
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Posted on Monday October 07, 2019
 
For more information about the flu vaccine, eligibility or to make an appointment, please call the Rockingham County Division of Public Health at 336-342-8140.
 

Contact: Katrina R. White, Phone Number: 336-342-8150, Email Address: kwhite@co.rockingham.nc.us

 

Rockingham County Division of Public Health

Prepares for the Flu Season 

Wentworth, NC - The Rockingham County Division of Public Health is underway with the 2019 - 2020 Influenza Campaign and offering vaccinations Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Community vaccination clinics will also be held at the following locations:

  • Garden of Eden Senior Center, 508 Orchard Dr., Eden, NC - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Reidsville Senior Center, 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville, NC - Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9:000 am – 12:00 pm
  • Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center 300 South 2nd Ave., Mayodan, NC – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seasonal flu occurs every year and is highly contagious.  The flu is caused by a virus that cannot be treated by antibiotics.  The flu is much more than just a simple cold and will occur more suddenly and severely.  Symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles, cough, and sore throat.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms it is best to stay home on bed rest for a few days to avoid coming into contact with other people.  Some people are at a greater risk for developing flu-related complications, they include: children younger than five, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and others with certain illnesses or diseases (consult your regular doctor if you are unsure if you are at a greater risk). 

In order to avoid catching the flu, your best defense is to get the flu vaccine which can protect you for up to one year.  It is also best to practice preventive actions everyday such as: covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands with soap and water, and avoiding contact with sick people.  Most healthy people with the flu do not need to be treated with antiviral drugs.  However, it’s very important that antiviral drugs be used early to treat flu in people who are very sick with the flu and have a greater chance of getting serious flu complications.

When preparing for your flu vaccination, please be sure to bring your insurance card to the health department or the community site.  Some carriers require vaccination through the primary provider, only.  Please review your insurance benefits and call your carrier if you have any questions regarding coverage. 

We Are Here To Assist You!  For more information about the flu vaccine, eligibility or to make an appointment, please call the Rockingham County Division of Public Health at 336-342-8140.

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 Rockingham County North Carolina
Contact Us
Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105
 
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