The Lamar County Health Department has seasonal flu vaccine available by appointment only. Those six months and older can be vaccinated. The cost is $25 but is covered by most insurance providers.
Call 800.847.4262 to make an appointment.
Flu and COVID-19 share multiple symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle pain, body aches, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. Flu sufferers sometimes experience loss of smell or taste but those symptoms are much more frequent with COVID.
Most of those who get the flu will recover on their own within a few days or up to two weeks. Some do experience severe complications.
The regimen for avoiding the flu is similar to those in place for COVID. Wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes and keep household surfaces clean. Don’t go to work or school if you are ill and don’t share glasses or eating utensils.