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Flu season has officially hit Douglas County

Flu season is here in Douglas County and Douglas Public Health Network has a way to help.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:07 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2017 6:40 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - According to doctors, it's officially flu season, and it might be an especially bad one.
Bob Dannenhoffer, MD, a pediatrician for Douglas Public Health Network, said they base these predictions on the degree of flu season Australia has, since they're about six months ahead, as well as what they see down in the Gulf states.
Dannenhoffer said many of the states in the South have seen a few severe cases so far this year.
He said to keep a look out for a sudden onset of a high fever, coughing, headaches, and body aches...you may have the flu. 
He recommends getting the flu vaccine to ensure that you don't get the flu, in case it ends up being a severe case. 
”Many people who have a really severe case and even die from the flu are just ordinary people who just happen to get a very bad case of the flu. So the best protection then is for everyone to get a flu vaccine," said Dannenhoffer.
This coming Saturday, December 9, Douglas Public Health Network will be giving out free flu vaccinations. 
Come to the Dougals County Fairgrounds between 9am and 3pm and you'll be vaccinated right in your car.
Dannenhoffer said doing it this way will ensure the most efficiency and will avoid the possibility of someone possibly already having the flu exposing many people to it.

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