NORMAN — Public health officials are gearing up for another flu season. A vaccination this past year won’t cover you this year. This year’s formula include two strains different from last year’s flu vaccine as well as the H1N1 pandemic strain.
The Cleveland County health department says it will offer flu vaccines every Friday beginning Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. Persons at high risk of flu complications are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine.
A mild flu season tends to make us complacent about getting annual shots. “Flu can be a dangerous disease for people of all ages, even healthy children and adults,” said Shari Kinney, administrative director of the Cleveland County Health Department.
For those who don’t qualify for free shots, the cost is $25 to cover the vaccine and administering the shot. They take checks, credit cards and cash.