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Burnet, Texas Burnet Bulletin Wednesday, September 2 I. 2016 Page 7A News GLYNIS CRAWFORI) SMH'tl TItE HIGHLANDER Banners are up announcing the arrival Of flu vaccine and Burnet County already has seen enou flu-like illness to earn a highlight on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Texas map. "Doctors report cases and the CDC reports them weekly on the cdc.gov website," said Juliette Madrigal-Der ch, MD, the Bumet Cotmty Health Authority. "They are still sporadic here, but on the [ st Coast the flu is pretty wide- spread. Cases won't be counted in the 2016 sea on until Oct. 4, but they have been confirmed in coun- ties east of us." Dr. Madrigal's recommenda- tion is in line with the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS): Everyone six months old and older should be vaccinated against the flu, especially pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions. Those people are at a greater risk of severe com- plications if they do get the flu. "One big problems is that peo- ple think you can get the flu from the shot," said Dr. Madrigal. "With the adult flu shot you can- "There are a lot of strains of flu not get the flu. Sometimes people and sometimes they don't get it may get a cold around the time (the combination in the vaccine) they get the shot and mistake it for right. But there are probable a lot the flu, but flu is different, of little ones who will be son'y this "With the :flu you have year." extreme fati e, muscle or body She said most physicians aches and a dO, cough. The sure offices have not received their way to spot a case of the flu is supplies as yet, but a call to the someone trying to lie down in the office of a primary physician will waiting room. get an answer. Even if a flu victim is not run- No one is turned away from ning a fever, symptoms often immunizations tbr lack of ability. include a t?verish feeling or chills to pay for them at the DSHS but and adults are less likely than chil- those who can pay are asked to dren to suffer nausea, vomiting or make a donation. The DSHS diarrhea. A runny or stuffy nose office serving Burner, Llano and may accompany" the flu, but it is Blanco Counties is located at different from a cold. office at 1016 Broadway Street "Most people only get the flu and scheduled times can be a handtifl of times in their lifetime, obtained by calling 830-693-8424. but if you have flu-like symptoms, Children with Medicaid or you should be seen by a doctor, who are mfinsured and adults who particularly" if you have health are uninsured are eligible for free problems or are over 65," said shots and the DSHS may be able Madrigal. to assist under-insured children Live attenuated influenza vac- who meet certain eligibility crite- cine (LAIV)- or the nasal spray ria. Children with CHIP are not vaccine- is not recommended for eligible; adults with Medicare, use during the 2016-2017 season Medicaid or private insurance are because of concerns about its not eligible. effectiveness. But Dr. Madrigal There is no lack of locations says not to despair that the nasal to get a shot, but you should take a vaccine is gone forever, record of previous inoculations "That will probably be just because you also will find two this season," said Dr. Madrigal. pneumonia and shingles shot Local pharmacies already are providing immunizations for the 2016 flu season. At H-E- B Pharmacy in Marble Falls on Saturday, Sept. 17, pharmacist Nathan Harris, left, pre- pares to provide a flu shot for Jean Denniston Eades, right, as pharmacy care represen- tative Glenna Deskins looks on. options in addition to flu options. In Marble Falls, immuniza- 693-5529), and H-E-B Pharnmcy, Options this season include the tions are offered at 1503 R mch to Market Road 1431 standard-dose flu shot and a high- NextCareUrgent Care Center, (830-693-4810). In addition, II-E- dose shot for older people. Some 1701 US 281 (830-798-1122), and B will be conducting clinics in locations offer a choice between a shots are being offered at Atkins Burner, Marble Falls, Kingsland shot made with a virus grown in a Pharmacies, 2607 US 281 (830- and the surrounding area, begin- cell culture or a recombinant vac- 693-3784) and 701 Third Street, ning Wednesday, Sept. 28. A cine that does not require use of (830-693 2972); Walgreens, 1211 schedule is available by visiting or the virus. Only the nasal spray is US 281 (830-693-8417); Walmart calling the Marble Falls phar- not recommended this year. Pharmacy, 1211 US 281 (830- macy. L Burnet brings com nies her September 22nd Job Fair addresses needs of employers and potential employees The Burnet Job Fair, com- ing up Sept. 22nd, :from 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson, is designed to help job seekers locate good jobs, change careers, or explore employ- ment options, and to showcase Burner to employers as a good location to live and work:. The approximately 20 participat- ing companies, many of which oiler on-the-job training or paid training. Some compa- nies plan to hire "on the spot." The job :Fair will host employ- ers looking tbr 'no experience required' to 'college degree preferred;' for entry level to experienced professional posi- needs of local businesses as well as to our citizens," said Kim Winkler, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, "We're excited to cohost this event which both serves our jobseekers and shows these businesses that Burnet has a skilled and eager workforce that can support Burnet Chamber of tions, them. All community mem- Commerce, Burnet EconomicYoung people are also bers, including,students~,~ Development Corporation encouraged to attend and eficdiir . ed't e"0U( fiiJi (BED(;), and Workforce speak with employers for the see what these businesses Solutions Rural Capital Area learning experience and to see have to offer." will host the event, what they might be interested Contact Worktbrce Attendees looking for a in, even if they are not seeking Solutions Rural Capital Area new job, abetterjob, or even a immediate employment, at 512.244.2307 ext. 1049 or new career will have the "The Chamber is proud to craig.henry@ruralcapital.net opportunity to visit with help bring solutions to the tbrmore intbrmation. P A Memorial Run and Kids' Walk "Team Miss Tristan" Platinum Sponsors Bay Marine & Sports Center Judge Gil Jones Armstrong Family Foundation Christ Lutheran Church Church at Horseshoe Bay taJd_Sa0as m Athlete Guild Printworks Coleman Team Realty Element 7 Concrete Burnet Rotary Club Sun City Kiwanis Foundation First Lakeview Church Hill Country Fellowship Women's Christian Organization Beneficial Consolidated Mgmt. Saint Peter Lutheran Church Molly Martinsen Foundation Joe & Lacle Gorders Bz ,L. zammm Austin Brethren Church Burnet Trophies & Awards Thrivent Financials Bluebonnet Care Kingsland Lions Charities Community Bible Church Justin & Jeanne Burgess Holy Smokes BBQ Apache Creek Ranch Shipping Easy Nunnally & Freeman Dentistry Roger's Plumbing Special thanks to Burnet Trophies & Awards and Partymakers Balcones Canyonlands plans National Wildlife Refuge Week events Balcones Canyonlands a.m. National Wildlife Refuge is located National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Useful Native Plants Walk,-ll at 24518 Ranch to Market Road west of Marble Falls will be taking a.m.-noon 1431, where visitors can enjoy a in the observation of National Dragons & Dmnsels---noon-1 range of recreation. The refuge Wildlife Refuge Week-Oct. 9-15. p.m. offers fall bird and plants walks, It reminds Americans howBirds & Butterflies for winter hikes and is home of the nature enriches lives mad adds to the Beginners--1-2 p.m. Songbird Festival every year in beauty of the country through the Snakes Alive! Reptile show ........ April. Call 512-339-9432 or learn National Wildlife Refuge System - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. about the reserve and more events the network of hinds and waters that at www.fkvs.gov/balcones....canyon- protect wildlife and their habitats. National wildlife refuges have lands/events. Balcones Canyonlands NWRbeen part of America's natural heri- [,earn how you can help protect on Saturday, Oct. 15, will focus on tage since the first refuge was and preserve nmura/ resources the Migratory Bird Treaty established in 1903 and National through volunteer opportunities, Centennial and five presentations Wildlife Refuge Week has been s'tarting at Balcones Canyonlands tbr the whole family: going on since 1996. NWR, by visiting online, Nature Ph0tography--!0-1!Balcones Canyonlandswww.friendsofbalcones.org. :