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Flu Information

HOW TO GET YOUR ANNUAL FLU SHOT
Flu shots will be available at the Health Department (Building A) Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 12:00 Noon and 1:00 - 4:00pm.



No appointment needed.

Fees

Regular Seasonal Flu Shot - $38.00



FluMist (Nasal) - $47.00 



High Dose (65 and over) - $56.00



Pneumonia (call 253-2343 for more information) - $72.00



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 Department



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?

Seasonal Flu Pandemic Flu
-Occurs every year -Occurs irregularly
-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/  


     WHO Phases



    *The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined phases of a pandemic to assist in planning and response.

     

    Phase Title Phase # Description
    Inter-pandemic phase
    1
    2
    Low risk of human cases
    New virus in animals, no human cases, Higher risk of human cases
    Pandemic Alert
    3
    4
    5
    No or very limited human-to-human transmission
    Evidence of increased human-to-human transmission
    Evidence of significant human-to-human transmission
    Pandemic 6 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


    Be Prepared

  • 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.

     


    Website Links:



    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 Department





    910-253-2250