"In fact, you can come on Friday to a drive-thru flu shot here at the health unit, no out of pocket expenses, so you sit in your auto, you pull up your sleeve, you get a shot, and we make it as easy as possible, and we give very good shots here".
"You can not get the flu from the flu shot", Ross said.
Schmidt says they recommend young people get the vaccinations.
The Thomas Jefferson Health District will be testing its ability to respond to a major public health event once again, this time in Fluvanna County. Based on statistics from the last flu season, there is cause for concern and caution is recommended as the season approaches.
Ezike said that if someone does get sick after receiving the vaccine, that they were likely already exposed to the virus, before getting the shot. "That's your body just preparing to fight off any flu virus that might be coming in".
Once autumn rolls around, flu season isn't too far behind. "Flu activity tends to peak between December and February but can last as late as May", explains Dr. Sonpal, though the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated by late October. CVS and MinuteClinic locations in Target, for example, offer free flu shots every day at no cost through most health insurance policies and with no appointment necessary, according to a CVS representative.
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She added that it's important not to underestimate the flu, and that while it can sometimes seem similar to a common cold, it can also turn deadly.
This year health experts have warned there is an even stronger strain of flu around, which resulted in a large increase in cases of flu in Australia in recent months.
Parents should also be diligent in learning if flu has been reported in the schools their children attend.
Stephanie Ross, also a certified nurse practitioner at Franciscan Health, said there are often misconceptions about the flu vaccine that linger each year, including the notion that the flu vaccine contains harmful additives, which simply isn't true, she said.
Flu vaccines are administered at various locations locally.
For people over the age of 65, pregnant women and health care professionals, flu vaccination is fully covered by the National Health Fund (CNS). "Local drug stores and, I believe, our local health department has them as well".