The Christian County Health Department is advising people that there’s still time to get a flu shot, as the usual peak time for flu outbreak is in February.
Amanda Bassingthwaite with the department says the flu this season has reached epidemic levels and urged people to get a vaccine to increase their chances of fending it off.
She says if you have the flu stay home, and those who aren’t sick need to wash their hands regularly.
The state reported 660 people were confirmed with the flu in the first week of the February and 102 people have died due to the illness. It takes about two weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu. There are ample supplies available throughout the state. Vaccinations are available at the local health department, pharmacies, and medical providers.
For more information about the flu shot or what programs the department offers, call 270-887-4160. **