Health officials are recommending to get a flu shot before the illness spreads throughout the community. It takes two weeks after a vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. They say getting vaccinated later, however can still be beneficial.
Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May.
Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the disease.
Flu shots will be offered every Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at our Warrens Clinic. No appointment is necessary.
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