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High-dose flu vaccines available for 65 and older at Central Valley Health District

Symptoms of influenza include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

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Central Valley Health District still has high-dose flu vaccines available for those 65 and older.

“It’s not too late for a flu vaccine,” said Robin Iszler, unit administrator at Central Valley Health. “Influenza season runs from October to April each year, and typically North Dakota sees a rise in influenza cases in March and April. Having the flu shot provides you with the best protection from seasonal influenza.”

Symptoms of influenza include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults, Iszler said.

High-dose influenza vaccine is specifically formulated for those older than 65, who are more susceptible to severe illness, and provides them with extra protection from influenza.

If anyone is homebound and unable to go to the clinic or pharmacy, Central Valley Health can come to someone's home to provide the vaccination.

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For more information or to make an appointment for a nurse to come to your home, call Central Valley Health at 252-8130 and leave a message on the immunization line or dial 0 to speak with a nurse.

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Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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