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Only about one Nevadan in five has gotten a flu shot this fall, despite a $1.3 million infusion of federal funds to promote vaccinations at a time when public health officials say they are needed the most.
Nevadans have spent the last six months worrying about COVID
Updated Dec. 11, 2019
The Southern Nevada Health District is warning that pregnant women have a higher risk of being hospitalized if they get the flu.
When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.
College students are among the least likely to get vaccinated against the flu, which killed more than 80,000 people last winter. Experts say the reasons are a combination of fear and misperception.
A research review suggests reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people who get immunized.
An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The regional health district in southern Nevada will begin offering annual flu vaccines beginning Monday at clinics in Las Vegas, Henderson and Mesquite.