Public Encouraged to Get Flu Shot to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

Local health officials are encouraging the community to get vaccinated now to avoid “the flu Grinch” from ruining the fast-approaching holiday season. Allen County Health commissioner Deborah McMahan, M.D. was joined by local media at the Kroger Pharmacy, 6002 St. Joe Center Rd. Monday to hear about recent influenza activity and the importance of getting […]

Flu hitting healthy adults hard this season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 23, 2014)–This year’s flu season seems to be most dangerous for pregnant women and otherwise healthy adults, a population not normally associated with adverse outcomes. Public health officials are reporting widespread flu activity now, with most illnesses blamed on the H1N1 strain that was responsible for the 2009 pandemic. Like in […]

Getting annual flu shot focus of National Influenza Vaccination Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2013) – As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, health officials are reminding residents that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect the ones you love this holiday season. Flu is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States, infecting millions of people ever […]

Health department has flu vaccine for children and adults

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 27, 2013) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is now offering flu vaccine for children and adults at its Immunization Clinic. Both the injection and nasal spray variety is available while supplies last. Parents do need to make an appointment to have a child vaccinated and bring the shot […]