Get Immunized Now To Protect Yourself From Influenza
State health officials are encouraging people who are at high risk for developing complications from influenza to get the influenza vaccine before the coming winter season. Individuals who are considered to be at high risk are children age six months through five years of age, people age 50 and older, and individuals with chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems.
"Now is the best time for people to prepare themselves for the upcoming influenza season," said Dr. Sheri Johnson, State Health Officer. "We urge people who are at a high risk for developing complications from getting the flu to get a shot. You can get vaccinated at your doctor's office, local health department, or at a local vaccination clinic."
Influenza vaccination is recommended for: