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    The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital continues to offer convenient walk-in flu shots to residents and currently has supplies of both regular and high-dose shots (recommended for those 65 and over). Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25, according to a statement from the hospital.

    The CDC 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 statement in a press release.

    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, stay home for at least 24 hours until the fever is gone. It is also important to avoid touching 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.

    It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect as the body develops antibodies to protect against the virus, so the sooner one gets the flu-shot, the sooner protection begins, officials said.

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