BCHD Encouraging Flu Shots For Those Who Haven’t Yet Had One

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An upswing in flu activity throughout the state and locally has made headlines recently and Bond County Health Department Director Mark Ayers wants you to know it’s not too late to get your flu vaccination if you haven’t received one yet.

Ayers told WGEL there has been a dramatic increase in the number of local residents who have had to visit the Emergency Department to be treated for the flu.

The health department has vaccinations available on a walk-in basis. Ayers said you can drop by the Bond County Health Department between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive a flu shot with minimal wait time. Ayers reminds you that the flu vaccine takes about two full weeks to get into your system.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season in the U.S. typically spikes in January and/or February and can run as long as late May.

For more information, contact the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442.