National Influenza Vaccination Week In The Valley

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

It's that time of year again as many people across the valley try to avoid getting the flu.

This week is all about influenza vaccination.

Many people are dropping by hospitals, retail stores and even clinics to get the shots to avoid missing a day of work or playtime.

Quick Care Walk-In Medical Center in Parkersburg is giving out flu shots for $15.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people six months and older to get a flu vaccine.

It takes about two weeks for the body's immune system to be in full force after you get vaccinated.

This year, they're predicting a fairly serious flu outbreak. And for those who have not had their flu shot and think they're going to slip through without having any problem with it, I don't know if I would necessarily suggest that," says Dr. Brian Whalin.

National Influenza Vaccination Week ends December 8th.

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