Flu Shots Plentiful This Year

By: Heather Waliga
By: Heather Waliga

About this same time in 2004 and 2005, health officials were warning Americans they may be facing flu season with a major shortage of flu vaccine.

Apparently that won't be the case this year.

The Holmes County Health Department has already received about 300 of the vaccines and are expecting more in the weeks to come.

Last year the Health Department spaced the shots for people who were at a higher risk for catching the virus, but this year nurses say the vaccines will be plentiful.

"We have ordered 2,500 doses for Holmes County so we should have enough," said the Holmes County Health Department RN.

Flu season in Florida doesn't peak until much later than other states, usually around December or January.

Anyone can get the shot, but some people are more prone to catching the virus than others. People of all ages are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The Holmes County Health Department will start distributing flu shots on October 3. Vaccinations will be given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment only.


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