Wednesday, October 19, 2011

IN DEPTH: West Side locations host flu shot clinics

 With flu season beginning, West Side residents can visit a number of locations in the area to receive a vaccination for little or no cost. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone over the age of six months get vaccinated yearly, because the influenza virus changes over time. New vaccines are created each year by the World Health Organization, depending on which strains of the virus are predicted to be ‘at-large’ that flu season. This year’s vaccination includes components to protect against three different flu viruses, and is now available for residents. By Kevin Frieheit and Melissa Kania Full story