In the state of Tennessee, eight children and one pregnant woman have passed away due to the flu, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
Health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable winter for flu. Already here in Middle Tennessee, the same deadly strain that hit Australia hard, is making its presence known.
"We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special time of year and throughout the winter months when the risk for influenza is typically the greatest," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
The highest number of influenza cases in Tennessee is typically seen in January and February each year. T
Free Flu Shots will be administered by Walgreens personnel at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro on Wednesday (10/12/16) at 11:00 in the morning. Initially, it was reported that the free flu shots would take place on Tuesday, that was incorrect. The free shots will be on Wednesday.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH received their annual flu shots Friday...
The Tennessee Department of Health has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reports of influenza are increasing across the country.
In addition to the very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, it is important to remember that flu can lead to serious illness or deaths among children and adults who are otherwise healthy.
''Influenza related deaths are tragic and impact families across Tennessee every year,'' said Tennessee Immunization Program Director Kelly Moore, MD, MPH.
This year, a portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will be invested in the local community through the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans to increase their efforts to prevent flu and flu-related health threats by getting immunize...
"Getting a flu vaccine is a simple thing you can do to protect you and your family from getting sick this winter," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner...
Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, are stressing the importance of Tennesseans receiving their influenza vaccinations this flu season.
“The rumor we hear most – that getting immunized will give you the flu – probably began for a couple of reasons,” she said. “First, it takes up to two weeks after...
The St. Thomas Mobile Health Unit worked with the Rutherford County Health Department to give out free flu shots on Monday in Smyrna and the crowd was steady throughout the day.
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