Officials urge people to get flu vaccine

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Officials say now is the time to get your flu shot.

Several cases of the flu have been confirmed here in the Commonwealth, and it's only the beginning of September.

"I don't want to be down and sick with the flu, and at my age it can be very bad for you with pneumonia and all that," said Helen Cooper who got her flu shot Wednesday.

"By getting the vaccine, it's the most effective way of preventing the flu," said Mark Hensley who is the Director of the Laurel County Health Department.

Hensley says the sooner you can get your vaccine, the better.

Dr. Mitchell Wicker in Hazard says the flu is expected to be a more severe strain this year

"I've gotten a flu shot every year of my life since I was nineteen, and the one year I didn't get it, I got the flu," said Dr. Wicker.

He recommends from personal experience that everyone get a flu shot.

Officials say right now there is no indication that there will be a shortage of the vaccine this year.

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