It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot [AUDIO]
Have you had your Flu shot yet this season?
Cheryl Geiler Director of Community Health Services at the Madison County Health Department says while they have only had 35 lab confirmed cases of the Flu, its never too late to vaccinate.
She says this year's Flu shot covers both the H1N1 and H3N2 strains of the virus
The CDC is monitoring a variant strain of the H3N2 flu virus as well as H1N1, and Geiler says this years flu shot is still a smart choice no matter what strain of the virus you may contract.
Geiler says it takes the Flu vaccine about two weeks to build up immunity in your system, and the spray mist works a little faster, but both will keep you immunized until next flu season.
She added that she recommends that everyone ages 6 and up get a Flu shot every year regardless if you think you have never had it, and if you are sick or think you may be, wash your hands often and stay home from work or school.
Flu season can last until April or May so she says it's still a good idea to get vaccinated.
Flu shots are available for all ages at a cost of $25 at walk in clinics at 406 Elizabeth Street in Utica from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.
In Rome, shots are available at 300 W. Dominick Street from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.