Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine before flu activity begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October. Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) epidemiologist Ozair Naqvi notes the flu shot lowers one’s chance of contracting the flu and lowers the severity of symptoms if one does get sick.
The shot is available without charge at all three OCCHD clinics. OCCHD’s first drive-thru flu clinic will be on Oct. 20 at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Oklahoma City-County Health Department