(‘Tis the season, almost)…Flu Season that is.

The County Public Health Department says they have begun administering flu shot. They say this year’s flu vaccine will protect against seasonal flu. The cost for a flu shot is $5.00. Public Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday says the flu vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective. He says the Public Health Department strongly advises all individuals who are eligible to get their flu shots early to lessen their risk of contracting the flu this flu season in preparation for the holiday season. The flu shots are available at the Health Department on a walk-in basis during regular work hours, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. The department is also offering flu vaccines at various community events in partnership with local community organizations; Vaccines are also available at local physician’s offices, community clinics and pharmacies. Flu symptoms include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches.