MOV Health Department still encouraging flu vaccines

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Flu season is still a wide spread problem across the country, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says it's not too late to protect yourself, by getting the flu vaccine. They say anyone six months of age or older should get the flu shot.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says it takes two weeks for the shot to be effective. They recommend washing your hands, staying away from those you know are sick and cleaning your surfaces.

All six locations of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department are still offering the vaccine. Those locations are in Wood, Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane and Wirt County.

"The flu shot is designed to protect against the strains of flu that are thought to be the most prevalent for this coming flu season. It cuts down on hospital stays, cuts down on school absences, cuts down on loss of productivity from work.”

If you don't have insurance the cost is $25. Walk-ins are welcome from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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