Flu season ahead: protect self and others by getting a flu shot
October 10, 2019
With October marking the official beginning of the 2019-20 influenza season, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives are again recommending yearly flu vaccines as the first and most important step in flu protection for state residents.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes lungs. Symptoms, which come on suddenly, include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, extreme tiredness and muscle or body aches.
Reggie McClinton, a WDH epidemiologist, said the 2018-19 flu season was severe and spr...