HOW TO GET YOUR ANNUAL FLU SHOT
Flu shots will be available at Health Services (Building A) beginning September 29th, Monday through Friday.
No appointment needed. Walk-ins are welcome.
Regular Seasonal Flu Shot - $38.00
FluMist (Nasal) - $47.00
High Dose (65 and over) - $56.00
Pneumonia (call 253-2343 for more information) - $77.00
We accept cash, checks (no third party checks), Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, BC/BS, CIGNA, Health Choice, Humana, MedCost, Tricare, and United Healthcare.
PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS FACT SHEET
Brunswick County Health Services
What is a Pandemic? Pandemic flu is virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person. Currently, there is no pandemic flu.
How is a Pandemic Different from the Regular Flu?
|-Occurs every year
|-Occurs during the winter; December to March
||-Occurs at any time of the year
|-Most people recover in 1 to 2 weeks with little medical treatment
||-Some people may never recover even with medical treatment
|-The very young, elderly and very sick are most at risk
||-People of every age may be at risk
|Protect Yourself and Your Family
Cover your nose and mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Put your tissue in the trash can
- If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands
Wash your hands
Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 10-15 seconds
If water is not available use hand sanitizer
Keep your home and work areas clean and sanitized
Clean areas with household detergents
- Use bleach or alcohol to sanitize surfaces
Keep your distance
- Avoid crowds
- Limit your travel
- If possible, work from home
For a complete family guide go to: www.pandemicflu.gov/planguide/
*The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined phases of a pandemic to assist in planning and response.
|Low risk of human cases
|New virus in animals, no human cases, Higher risk of human cases
|No or very limited human-to-human transmission
|Evidence of increased human-to-human transmission
|Evidence of significant human-to-human transmission
||Efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission
Potential Impacts of a Pandemic
Essential services may be disrupted: including banks, restaurants, post offices, stores, gas stations
Food and water supplies may be interrupted and limited
Being able to work may be difficult or impossible
Schools and daycare centers may be closed for an extended time period
Medical care could be disrupted
Store a two week supply of water and food. (1 gal per person per day)
Maintain a continuous supply of prescription and non-prescription medications and medical supplies.
Know how to care for family members.
Volunteer with local groups to prepare for emergencies and to assist with emergency response.
Check on persons who may not have a care taker, especially the elderly.
• One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website on Avian Influenza
• Centers for Disease Control
• North Carolina Public Health
Brochures and Documents:
• Influenza Fact Sheet
- .pdf format
For more information contact:
Brunswick County Health Services