Seasonal Flu

                                      Flu shots are now being given at
                                    St. Francois County Health Center
- 3:30pm
Monday - Friday
                          For more information call 573.431.1947 ext 131

Persons for whom influenza vaccination is particularly important are:

• All children 6 months to five years of age
• Adults 50 years of age and older
• Person 5-49 years of age with underlying chronic medical conditions
• All women who will be pregnant during influenza season
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
• Children 6 months to 18 years of age on chronic aspirin therapy
• All health-care workers
• Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children less than 6 months of age
• Any persons who would like to reduce their risk of contracting influenza

In addition to influenza vaccine, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for
all persons in the following groups:
     • Persons 65 years of age and older
     • Persons 2 years of age and older with normal immune systems, who are at increased 
       risk for illness and death associated with pneumococcal disease because of chronic illness
     • Persons 2 years of age and older with functional or anatomic asplenia
     • Persons 2 years of age and older living in environments in which the risk for disease is high
     • Persons 2 years of age and older living in environments in which the risk for disease is high
     • Immunocompromised persons 2 years of age and older who are at high risk for infection

 In addition to immunization, people can protect themselves from influenza and other communicable diseases by practicing healthy habits such as regular hand hygiene,
respiratory hygiene, and staying home when ill.

 State Office of Risk Management - SORM
heck out this humerous video concerning how to stay healthy through
the flu season
Click on the link below:

MDHSS & CDC  -  Seasonal Flu

CDC promotes "Take 3" against influenza this season.

1. Take time to get vaccinated.

2. Take everyday actions to stop germs, like frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.

3. Take antiviral drugs if your doctor says you need them.

MDHSS promotes "Ready In 3"

Order Your Pandemic
Influenza Community
Guide in
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Annual vaccination against influenza is recommended for:

  • All persons, including school-aged children, who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting influenza to others
  • All children aged6-59 months (6 months-4 years)
  • All persons aged 50 years or older
  • Children and adolescents (6 months-18 years) receiving long-term aspirin therapy who therefore might be at rick of experinecing Reye Syndrome after influenza virus infection
  • Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
  • Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, hematological or metabolic disorders (including diabetes memellitus)
  • Adults and children who have immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by human immunodeficiency virus)
  • Adults and children who have any condition (cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders) that can comprimise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk of aspiration
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
  • Health-care personnel
  • Healthy household contacts (including children) and caregivers of children aged 5 years or older and adults aged 50 year or older, with particular emphasis on vaccinating contacts of children aged 6 months or less
  • Healthy household contacts (including children) and caregivers of persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.

For more information on influenza, go to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS’) website:


The CDC (Center for Disease Control) website:


For information on Seasonal Flu for Employees and Businesses go to CDC
(Center for Disease Control) website:

To track information on the spread of the flu, click the CDC logo below

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
This link discusses respiratory and related diseases:

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