As Flu Season Approaches, Jefferson Has One Place for Shots

From Staff Reports

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Mary Grant receives a flu shot from Becky Bates, R.Ph. at City Drug Monday. Grant’s daughter, Ashley Ann Wash, also received her annual shot. The Center for Disease Control urges residents to get a flu shot every year.

If Jefferson residents want a flu shot this year, they have one choice on one day. With the closure of Genesis Prime Care on Tuesday, Jefferson residents are left with one place to get a flu shot locally this year.

City Drug offers flu shots on Mondays from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Lynn Record said. PhyNet Life Center does not give flu shots, Noel Moak said. Although shots may only be available here one day each week, the Center for Disease Control urges you to get one.

What’s new this flu season?

The national Center for Disease Control says we can expect a few new things this season. Influenza is unpredictable. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity and length of the season varies from one season to another.

We can expect new flu viruses to circulate this season. Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year. More information about how flu viruses change is available.

The United States experiences annual epidemics of seasonal flu. This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Flu activity often begins to increase in October and November.

Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May.

When Should I Get Vaccinated?

Because the timing of the onset, peak and end of flu seasons varies from year to year and cannot be predicted, it is difficult to say when is the best time to be vaccinated for any one season… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).

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