Friday, July 10, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

79.1 F
Moab
More

    Clinic providing flu shots while supplies last

    Featured Stories

    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...
    Submitted
    Submitted
    Public submissions to The Times-Independent can range from press releases to obituaries to feature stories and news. All submissions are subject to editorial review and approval.

    The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital is offering walk-in flu shots to community members while supplies last. Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25. High-dose shots are also available for those 65 and over.

    The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the flu results between 140,000 and 960,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 and 79,000 deaths each year in the United States. “Protect yourself and your loved ones from getting the flu by knowing the signs,” said a press release from Moab Regional Hospital. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches or fatigue. “It’s a good idea for everyone to get a flu shot, but it is especially important for those who are at risk for flu-related complications, such as young children, the elderly, and others who are immune-suppressed. The more people in a population who are protected by the flu vaccine, the less likely those who have suppressed immunity will contract the illness,” said the press release.

    If flu symptoms arise, health professionals advise people to stay home for at least 24 hours until the fever is gone. It is also important to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs spread this way. A medical provider can prescribe flu antiviral drugs, which can be effective if treatment begins within 48 hours of experiencing flu symptoms.

    The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine before the end of October – it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect as the body develops antibodies to protect against the virus.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    County: Mask mandate is official

    Southeast Utah Health Department Director Bradon Bradford modeled the local order after those in Salt Lake and Summit counties.

    Lionsback Resort project begins on Sand Flats Road

    The City of Moab will have oversight of the project, which was not something that was always on the table because state law allows SITLA to develop projects without input from local authorities.

    Drought conditions grip Utah; stats are grim

    It’s unlikely things will improve this late in the water year.

    State provides 75,000 more facemasks for Moab businesses, visitors

    Local businesses may pick up free face coverings at the Canyonlands Copy Center, 375 S. Main St., in Moab.

    County approves letter opposing September gas lease sales

    The oppositional letter asserts that the lease sale “threatens the core of our tourism economy by locking in long-term oil and gas leases on and around popular recreation areas that are vital to our local economy.”