The flu vaccine will be available at the Appling Health Department beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $25.00. Any person six months old or older should get vaccinated. Because it can take two weeks to develop full immunity after receiving the flu vaccine, public health officials urge residents to get vaccinated now. Children six months to nine years old receiving the flu vaccine who did not receive flu vaccine last year will need a follow-up booster one month after receiving the first flu vaccine.
“Every year, flu vaccine is produced that will protect against the most common influenza viruses circulating,” said Roger Naylor, Southeast Health District Public Information Officer.
“We are urging people of all ages to stop by the health department and get vaccinated. Doing so will help you protect yourself and those around you.”