RN Natalie Sendler gives a flu shot Friday to Charlotte Kosmin 2, of Lower Township, as mom Jeannie holds on at the Cape May County Health Administration building at the Crest Haven Complex on Moore Road Cape May Court House.
Michael Kosmin 6, of Lower Township, receives a flu shot Friday from RN Natalie Sendler at a clinic at the Cape May County Health Administration building at the Crest Haven Complex on Moore Road Cape May Court House.
Rex Fernandez of Egg Harbor Township gives Elicia Monroe, 13, of Absecon a flu shot Friday at Atlantic County's clinic at the Stillwater Building in Northfield.
- Flu shot clinics
Stillwater Building, Northfield, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hammonton Human Services Building, 310 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays
$15, no cost for people with Medicaid Part B
Cape May County
Department of Health building, 6 Moore Road, Cape May Court House
Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., while supplies last
Health Department Northern Site, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
$20, free for Medicaid Part B
Center for Human Services, 22 Washington St, Bridgeton
Monday, Jan.14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cumberland County Health Department, 309 Buck Street, Millville
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Free for most county residents; $20 for Vineland and out-of-county residents
- COLD V. FLU
The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.
COLDS: Usual symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and sneezing. Coughs are hacking and productive. It’s unusual to have fever, chills, headaches and body aches, and if they do occur, they are mild.
FLU: Fever is usually present, along with chills, headache and moderate-to-severe body aches and tiredness. Symptoms can come on rapidly, within three to six hours. Coughs are dry and unproductive, and sore throats are less common.
PREVENTION: To avoid colds and flu, wash your hands with warm water and soap after you’ve been out in public or around sick people. Don’t share cups or utensils. And get a flu vaccination — officials say it’s not too late, even in places where flu is raging.
TREATMENT: People with colds or mild cases of the flu should get plenty of rest and fluids. Those with severe symptoms, such as a high fever or difficulty breathing, should see a doctor and may be prescribed antiviral drugs or other medications. Children should not be given aspirin without a doctor’s approval.
Sources: The Associated Press, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Roche, maker of Tamiflu.
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:00 am
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