With flu season officially underway, being prepared is very important. One way to stay healthy is by getting a flu shot.
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week and Dr. Ngozi Ezike with the Illinois Department of Public Health, wants people to know it’s not too late to get a flu shot.
Dr. Ezike says that the vaccination takes a few weeks to kick in so it’s better to receive the shot earlier than later. However, vaccinations aren’t the only way to avoid the virus.
At the end of the day, Dr. Ezike wants everyone to know that getting a flu shot does just as much for the community as it does the individual.
For more information visit the IDPH website.