First flu case of season confirmed in Pima County

2013-10-08T18:05:00Z First flu case of season confirmed in Pima CountyStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 08, 2013 6:05 pm  • 

A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.

County officials said information about the patient's age and health status was not available.

The Pima County case brings the total of confirmed Arizona cases to two. A child in Maricopa County who did not get a flu shot and was not hospitalized was the first case in the state this season.

A vaccine, available in nasal spray or injectable form, takes about two weeks to take effect and will last for the entire season, health experts say. Seniors may get an injectable high-dose vaccine.

Read more on this Wednesday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet. 

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