Wave Editorial 12-6-17
Dec 06, 2017 | 130 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Flu season is nearly upon us. The good ol’ run-of-the-mill seasonal bug is knocking on our doors and has brought friends this year. Remember when we had the H1N1 flu scare a few years ago? Well, a variation to that bug is on its way, in addition to the basic flu. Unfortunately, they’ve also brought their old friend Whooping Cough to the party.

Luckily, our area schools haven’t had a mass outbreak yet, but with cooler temperatures, this is bound to happen. The arrival of crisp fall and chilly winter days causes our population to hole up inside allowing the germs to pass much easier than when we spend our afternoons outside.

Yes, cold and flu season is just around the corner, but there are ways of protecting yourselves.

Area pharmacies and the Wasatch County Health Department have been offering this year’s flu vaccine for a couple of weeks now. Also available are Whooping Cough booster vaccines.

These shots are relatively inexpensive, averaging $30 per dose. This is miniscule, compared to the amount of wages lost by taking 3 - 4 days off to recover from the flu.

These vaccines, coupled with good old-fashioned hand washing with soap and hot water, and avoiding those who are ill, will go far toward limiting our county’s exposure.

So toughen up Wasatch County.

The shot doesn’t hurt that bad. It sure beats being flat down with the flu.

Get out there and get your vaccine.

For more information on their immunization clinics, contact the Wasatch County Health Department at 435-654-3307.
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