It's not too late to get a flu shot

Written by Krystal Paco
Published on Jan. 16, 2013

Guam - It's not too late to get your flu shot if you haven't done so already. According to Department of Public Health and Social Services Immunization Program manager Annette Aguon, the peak of flu season may be over for Guam, but two more influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in the U.S. over the last few weeks.

She added, "We haven't seen any increase in reports, luckily however, we still are encouraging individuals to receive their influenza vaccination if they have yet to receive it. It's not too late the flu vaccine is available up until June.

The present flu season has resulted in 20 pediatric deaths stateside. Influenza symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

For more information on the flu vaccine, call the DPHSS Immunization Program at 735-7143.