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Flu Information

HOW TO GET YOUR ANNUAL FLU SHOT

Flu shots will be available at Health Services Boardroom (Building A) beginning September 29th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 12:00 Noon and 1:00 - 4:00pm.

 

Outlying flu shot sites will be listed at a later date.


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) - $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?

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 Services




    910-253-2250
     
    888-428-4429