Flu season is October to April
Be prepared! Get vaccinated!
Where can I get a flu shot?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and can lead to hospitalization and even death. Every year an average of 450 Oregonians die because of influenza. Well-known for its fever, body-aches and cough, the flu virus does not respond to antibiotics.
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Getting a flu shot is your best defense against several flu viruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get their annual flu vaccine as the best defense against influenza.
Recommended for people over 65 years of age
As people age, their immune system's function tends to decrease. This makes older adults not only more susceptible to infections, but less responsive to the standard-dose flue vaccination. The CDC'S Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has included the Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, which is designed to generate a stronger immune response. This is a payable benefit through Medicare Part B. For additional information, contact your health care provider.
In addition to getting vaccinated, you can help protect yourself against the flu by following these simple steps:
Appointments for children, ages 6 months - 18 years for Seasonal Flu Vaccinations are available at the following Linn County Health Service locations:
|Albany:||315 4th Ave. SW
|Lebanon:||1600 S. Main St.
|Sweet Home:||799 Long St.
The Oregon Public Health website http://www.flu.oregon.gov/ is updated regularly to provide information such as how to identify swine flu, prevent its spread as well as materials that employers, medical providers, schools, parents and others may use.
Oregon's flu hotline number is: 1-800-978-3040.
Most office sites are open Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
You can contact us at the addresses and telephone numbers below or by e-mailing our staff.
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2730 SE Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321
Telephone: 541-967-3888 (Available 24/7 for communicable disease reporting)
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
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1600 S Main St
Lebanon, OR 97355
Toll free: 1-888-451-2631
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799 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Toll free: 1-800-920-7571