Now is the time for flu season and area health officials are reminding residents to get the proper protection from the illness. Lynn Fisher from Washington County Public Health says each year scientists look at what needs to go into the vaccine and this year’s strain is slightly different than previous years.
She says children age six months to 18 years of age, pregnant women, anyone over the age of 50, those with chronic medical conditions and residents of nursing homes are at a higher risk of catching the flu.
Fisher notes the vaccine will last through the entire flu season and into next year. To find out when the flu shots are being given, follow this link.