Flu season is here; BRHD says it is time for flu shots

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LOGAN – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge us to get a flu shot by the end of October since flu is widely circulating through November and December, and peaking by February.

The Bear River Health Department’s Immunization and Flu Program Manager Lisa Perkins said that now is the time to get prepared.

”The health department is actually going to start giving flu shots district-wide (this) week and the CDC is recommending that anyone six months of age and older receive the flu shot,” Perkins explained, “and especially those that are at high risk, such as people who are 65 and older, pregnant women and especially those with chronic illnesses. Even healthy people can can still get the flu and it can be serious.”

She said there are several precautions to take.

”In addition to getting a flu shot…making sure you cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands frequently. And if you’re sick, we recommend please stay home so you’re not spreading this to anyone else.”

Perkins said shots are available this week at the Bear River Health Department with no appointment required, and also at doctor’s offices, plus pharmacies also have them available.

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