The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is reminding the public that a flu vaccination is the most effective way to reduce the risk of getting influenza.
LLCHD officials say there is little flu activity in the community now, but it is best to get a flu shot early. It takes up to two weeks to develop full immunity to the flu after being vaccinated. Last year’s immunization will not provide adequate protection for this flu season.
The flu vaccine is easily accessible, and you can contact your health care providers or find a community flu immunization location. LLCHD will provide free flu immunizations to uninsured and underinsured adults. Children between ages 6 months through 18 years are also eligible and must meet one or more of these criteria:
For more information, call 402-441-8065 or visit health.lincoln.ne.gov.
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