Flu season in full effect; washing hands stressed by health officials

Tis the season for family, food -- and flu.

Flint Hills Community Health Center - Lyon County Health Department spokeswoman Jacque Ambrose says the first report of flu came in last month, and has since been fairly constant.

The only problem the Health Center - Health Department now faces is that they are completely out of flu vaccines.

Ambrose says they do still have second-dose vaccines available for children, but for now, she says washing your hands is imperative.

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Of course, it's recommended you should wash your hands after using the restroom, before eating or preparing food. If you do get sick, drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. Ambrose says if you're sick for longer than usual, the Health Center - Health Department will be open normal hours again this Thursday.


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