New flu vaccine offered

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The new flu vaccine covers four different strains of the virus.

The Mahoning County District Board of Health announced on Monday it has scheduled several clinics to provide flu vaccines for residents.

New this year, the vaccine contains four virus strains, 2 A and 2 B strains. The quadrivalent vaccine with the extra B strain was added because of past vaccine failures associated with B virus strains that were not circulating when the vaccine components were selected in the January prior to the beginning of flu season.

Health officials said the B strain accounts for a large share of illness and death in the infant population.

The vaccine will be offered in a nasal spray, shot, short needle intradermal and high-dose vaccine.

For more information and clinic locations and times, click here. 

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s