Have you had your flu vaccine?
If not, Warren County Health Department is offering free ones.
“We are offering free flu vaccines,” said Andrea Fox, director of Warren County Health Department. “Flu vaccines are free effective today, Feb. 8. If anyone hasn’t had one, all you have to do is walk in.”
It takes about two weeks to be protected after getting the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Warren County Health Department recommend everyone 6 months and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
Seasonal flu is a contagious illness that can be serious and even deadly. Each year, this area experiences an outbreak of flu during the fall or winter. The timing, size and severity of these outbreaks are unpredictable.
The Warren County Health Department urges vaccination as the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Because flu strains change gradually each year, all seasonal flu vaccines this year have been updated with at least two new strains designed to help prevent infections with the strains of flu that have been causing illness in the past year.