Flu Shoot Out 2021
- Manila – Clinic
- Vernal – TriCounty Health Department
- Roosevelt – USU Uintah Basin
- Duchesne – High School
October 6 & 7 from 4pm-7 pm
What is it?
Annually, at the beginning of October, TriCounty Health Department holds a drive thru flu clinic. This drive thru clinic allows opportunity for TriCounty Health Department to exercise emergency plans, so the public and TriCounty Health Staff know what to do in the event the Department has to mass vaccinate (or medicate) the entire population of the tri-county area. In an event of real life mass vaccination (or medication) due to a pandemic or epidemic, TriCounty Health Department would set up Point of Dispensing locations. The Flu Shoot Out simulates this set up.
Getting your flu shot early in the season will help prevent influenza. TriCounty Health Department administers flu vaccine to children six months old to adults and senior citizens. Seasonal flu shots protect against three or four different strains of influenza viruses that research suggests may be the most common during the upcoming season.
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What protection does a flu vaccine provide if I do get sick with flu?
Some people who get vaccinated may still get sick. However, flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick:
- A 2017 study showed that flu vaccination reduced deaths, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, ICU length of stay, and overall duration of hospitalization among hospitalized flu patients.
- Another study in 2018 showed that a vaccinated adult who was hospitalized with flu was 59% less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) than someone who had not been vaccinated. Among adults in the ICU with flu, vaccinated patients on average spent 4 fewer days in the hospital than those who were not vaccinated.
In addition, it’s important to remember that flu vaccine protects against three or four different viruses and multiple viruses usually circulate during any one season. For these reasons, CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older even if vaccine effectiveness against one or more viruses is reduced.
How effective is the seasonal flu shot?
Influenza (flu) vaccine effectiveness (VE) can vary. The protection provided by a flu vaccine varies from season to season and depends in part on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine and the similarity or “match” between the viruses in the vaccine and those in circulation. During years when the flu vaccine match is good, the benefits of flu vaccination will vary, depending on factors like the characteristics of the person being vaccinated (for example, their health and age), what influenza viruses are circulating that season and, potentially, which type of flu vaccine was used. For more information, see Vaccine Effectiveness – How well does the Flu Vaccine Work. For information specific to this season, visit About the Current Flu Season.