The CDC recommends getting the flu shot before the end of October, especially for the elderly

JACKSON, Tenn. — It is hot outside, but health care workers say flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu shot.

The CDC says once you start seeing flu cases in your community, that is the time to get the flu vaccine,” Deborah Leggett, co-owner of the Primary Care Clinic of Jackson, said.

Leggett, a nurse practitioner, said they have already seen at least one case of the flu this season. “You’ll have fever, chills, coughing, sweating,” she said.

Leggett said the elderly, health care workers, and people with compromised immune systems are at a high risk and need the vaccine. “Pregnant women, children from six months up to age 59 months,” she said.

The CDC recommends people get their flu shot before the end of October.



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