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New Hanover Co. Health Department offers flu shots to students

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Health Department is partnering with county schools to provide flu vaccines to middle and high school students.

Area schools will offer students the chance to get the vaccine without leaving school.

Health Department staff will be providing flu vaccines at the following middle and high schools during October on the following dates:

October 16 – D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, Ashley High School
October 17 – Laney High School
October 18 – Trask Middle School, Wilmington Early College High School
October 19 – Holly Shelter Middle School
October 22 – Noble Middle School
October 23 – Myrtle Grove Middle School, Mosley Performance Learning Center
October 24 – Williston Middle School, New Hanover High School
October 25 – Roland-Grise Middle School, Isaac Bear Early College
October 26 – Murray Middle School
October 29 – Hoggard High School

For current information on the Flu Clinic at New Hanover County Health Department, call (910) 798-6676.

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Flu Shots

Where did this need to get a flu shot come from? I've had the flu before, yeah it stinks, but that's life. I understand the need for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, but healthy growing teenagers? I call bull on this whole thing. All they are doing is setting us up for superbugs (H5N1,H1N1 both recent) and laughing all the way to the bank.

Safety first

Caution

Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a world renowned immunogeneticist announced that you have a ten-fold increased chance of Alzheimer's after receiving five flu shots. That's ten times more likely than no flu shots or one, not ten percent more likely.

Dr. Fudenberg did his study covering the years 1970 through 1980. He and other researchers consider this increased risk of Alzheimer's has resulted from the combination of mercury (thimerosal) and aluminum that builds up over time in the brain.

Is the perception of immunity from a virus that will cause fever and runny nose, a couple of days in bed worth the potential consequences?