Again this year Humana is sponsoring free flu shots through the Carvajal Pharmacy. The following dates and times have been set aside to accommodate the employees of Harlandale Independent School District.
Tuesday September 25th
7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
2:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday September 26th
McCollum High School
2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Harlandale High School
2:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursday September 27th
Sosa Parent Ed Center
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
This year’s vaccine will include the H1N1.
Please bring your Humana health insurance card with you.
Guidelines & Eligibility for Flu shots . . .
All employees and dependents insured by Humana are eligible to receive a free flu shot. Please bring your Humana health insurance card with you.
If you are not insured by Humana and would like to receive a flu shot, the cost is $25.00.
Children ages 7 and older – can vaccinate without a prescription
Children ages 4, 5 and 6 – can vaccinate with a prescription
Children under 4 will not be vaccinated
What is Influenza?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to present the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Symptoms of Flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
How Flu Spreads
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.
How Serious is the Flu?
You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. Some people, especially children and people with weakened immune systems might be able to infect others for an even longer time.