Health officials encourage everyone to get a flu shot

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

The flu season has officially begun and health officials say getting a flu shot is easier than you might think.

It is a quick and simple procedure that might keep you from getting sick this winter.

It's that time of the year again, Flu season.

With last year’s flu and H1N1 epidemic, health officials say people are being more proactive.

“We've probably given around 600. We do out post also which we go out into the community. We do health fairs & some of the schools. That benefits people who aren't able to make it into the clinic,” Heather Sparkman said.

Health officials say it is very important for young children and the elderly to get their flu shots because they most likely have weaker immune systems.

Officials also stress it is important for everyone to get their vaccines.

“It's important because you don't know how serious it can be once you get it,” Sparkman said.

“A lot of people say ya know they've had it once and they've gotten the flu shot since then cause it can really get you sick and the flu shot can prevent that,” Sparkman said.

Health officials offer two different ways to get the vaccine, through a shot and also through a nasal spray.

For more information on the flu vaccine contact your public health department or the CDC.


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