With the 2018-2019 flu season officially underway, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages all people in Virginia six months and older to get their flu shot.
State health officials were in Richmond Wednesday to highlight the importance of the vaccine and to get a flu shot themselves.
"As a physician, I am well aware of how serious influenza can be," said Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey, MD. "I also know that the influenza vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu. I encourage each and every person in Virginia to get their flu vaccine this year. Protecting yourselves, your family and your community against the flu starts with getting vaccinated. I applaud those who have already received their flu vaccine and encourage those who haven’t to make time to get vaccinated as soon as possible."
Healthcare officials strongly urge Virginians to get a flu shot each year to help protect themselves and others.
Additional information HERE from ABC-13 WSET.