Monday, 19 October 2020
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
MSC News National Headlines Tech Talk Sports Top Headlines
Creighton Medical School says flu shots a good idea

(KLZA)  The flu season is approaching and with COVID-19 cases persisting, the Creighton School of Medicine sayd the influenza vaccine will play a critical role in preventing a potential “twindemic”  that would put further strain on the health care system.  

The Centers for Disease Control estimates the 2019 flu season caused as many as 56-million cases and up to 740,000 hospitalizations.  Without a COVID-19 vaccine, it will be difficult for individuals to distinguish between flu and coronavirus symptoms.

The flu vaccine can have a significant impact in reducing the spread of the flu virus. 

Everyone six months of age and older is advised to have a flu vaccine,  especially high-risk groups, such as children, adults over 65 and those with health complications and chronic illness.

Creighton School of Medicine officials say that wearing a mask in public places is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of both COVID-19 and influenza cases.

Since COVID-19 and influenza present similar symptoms, individuals should stay home when sick and isolate for 10 days when showing  flu-related symptoms.  You should wait 24-hours after your are fever – free before returning to work or going out in public. 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Goff man facing multiple child sex charges
Brown Co person of interest located
Former McLouth teacher charged in second child sex case
Active COVID cases increase in Nemaha CO
Man charged in 2019 double-fatality Jeff Co crash
Atchison restaurant temporarily closes after COVID case
Walk away from Atchison Co Jail arrested
Leavenworth woman killed in wreck
Man subject of Jefferson Co manhunt at large
Atchison man injured in Friday wreck
COVID cases continue to rise in Atchison Co
SEDHD urges area residents to take precautions against COVID-19
Two longtime Horton High teachers to retire
Nemaha Co Clerk's Office closed to public
New court dates set for fatal fight suspects
New Seneca city clerk appointed
Holton Elementary School going to remote learning
USD 415 officials continue address issues with track
Man arrested on drug charges after Jackson Co traffic stop
USD 377 to allow limited attendance for indoor activities

Click Here For All Stories

Two local tribes awarded USDA grants
Benedictine faculty member recognized for writing skills
New court dates set for fatal fight suspects
Humboldt-Table Rock – Steinauer School Board meets
Brown Co person of interest located
USD 409 enrollment down sharply
USD 115 in process of developing strategic plan
Former McLouth teacher charged in second child sex case
Atchison man injured in Friday wreck
Johnson-Brock Board of Education Meets
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
Powered by Radio Media Group