The Northern Westchester Examiner

Flu Season in the Hudson Valley

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Barbara Savatteri, Director of Infection Control/Employee Health at Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Flu season is here, and with it the fever, chills and missed work and school days.
Cases of influenza are on the rise in the Hudson Valley. But the good news is that if you don’t already have the flu, there are steps you can take to stay healthy.
“The best way to keep from getting the flu is to get vaccinated,’’ said Barbara Savatteri , RN, CIC, Director of Infection Control/Employee Health at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Speak to your healthcare provider about the flu vaccine. The vaccine is widely available this year and if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, it’s not too late.’’
Savatteri said the vaccine will provide good protection against the flu since it was designed to prevent the Type A influenza, which is the strain that is prevalent this year. Unlike last year, cases of the H1N1 strain are not much of a factor this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For additional information about the Flu you can go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: or the New York State Department of Health website at:

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