This simple step can prevent the spread of influenza and other illnesses.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Oakland County Health Division says hand washing is among the most important measures an individual can take to prevent the spread of illnesses such as the common cold, influenza or infectious diarrhea. The Health Division recommends one to wash his or her hands often in warm, soapy water to loosen and remove germs that can make one sick. “Your hands come in contact with many different surfaces throughout the day. If you do not wash your hands frequently, you can infect yourself with accumulated germs when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth,” said Dr. Pamela Hackert, the Health Division’s chief of medical services. “In addition, other people can also become infected if you touch them or shared surfaces with your unwashed hands.” If soap …
Flu shots available through Oakland County Health Division beginning Sept. 25.
It's that time of year again - flu season is back, and with it the ongoing debate on whether to get the flu shot. Beginning Sept. 25, flu shots are available for $16 at the Oakland County Health Division North Oakland Health Center (1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Blg. 34, Pontiac) and South Oakland Health Center (27725 Greenfield Rd., Southfield). Hours for flu shots are 12 noon–8 p.m. on Monday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. Satellite locations will also offer flu shots at the following locations, dates, and times: Flu season in the U.S. can begin as early as October and last as late as May, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC estimates that between 20,000 and 30,000 people die each year from the flu and …