Plus, eight preventative actions residents can take.
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Friday, January 11
This release was submitted by Union County. The State of New Jersey is currently in the grip of one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. With this in mind, the County of Union urges all residents to be aware and to take precautionary and preventative measures. Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through the coughing, sneezing, or talking of someone with the flu. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose. People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the flu to someone else before you know you are sick as well…
It is not too late to get the flu vaccine.
Friday, December 14, 2012
To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on December 3, 2012. The influenza season is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade and could be a bad one, according to the CDC. The flu has markedly increased in parts of the country and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET THE FLU VACCINE. You can still protect yourself, your family and your friends by being vaccinated against flu, especially since this year’s vaccine appears to be a good match. Also, children who attend licensed child care or preschool must be vaccinated each year. Flu vaccinations are available at the Westfield Regional Health Department. To schedule yours, please contact Laura Scanlon, the …