January Begins the Peak of the Flu Season [AUDIO]
Peak flu season is here and it’s not too late to get your shot.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, peak flu season starts this month, and the highest percentage of flu cases are expected in February.
The good news is it’s not too late to protect yourself. Casper-Natrona County Health department director, Bob Harrington tells us what simple steps we can take to stay healthy.
“The best things you can do to protect yourself and your family is, first of all get vaccinated. We still have plenty of vaccine here at the health department. Beyond that, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, and then when you get done, wash your hands again. Stay home if you’re sick so that you’re not spreading it to other schoolmates and coworkers and cover your coughs and sneezes, but don’t do it into your hand because then you’ve contaminated your hand and anything your hand touches gets contaminated. If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue and throw that tissue away, or you can cough into the crook of your elbow.”
The Health Department is located at four seventy-five South Spruce St and offers flu vaccinations every Friday from eight AM to five PM.
“Literally everybody over six months of age should be getting a flu shot and the cost is fifteen dollars which is quite a break over some of the commercial costs out there.”