It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week and Onondaga County Health Department is urging you to protect yourself and your family by getting your flu shot this year. It’s certainly not too late to get yours.
With the introduction of their new campaign, #NoFlu4Me, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said the campaign’s main purpose is to make people aware of flu season and to encourage not only themselves but the community. Mahoney also said they created the hashtag #NoFlu4Me in order to extend their community involvement.
Their mission is to get people in the spotlight in Central New York to endorse their campaign. Mahoney said that by having people that community members watch and root for in the area has drawn a lot of publicity about flu season and its prevention. She explained the more people who get vaccinated, the healthier our community will be.”
Public Health Educator Karyn Johnson said she encourages everyone over the age of six months get the flu shot every year. Johnson said it is especially important for those at high risk of serious illness such as young children, pregnant women, those with health conditions and the elderly. Johnson stressed that flu season doesn’t end until May and says there is plenty of time to get your shot.
The Onondaga County Health Department Immunization Clinics will take place in the basement of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, in Room 30 every Wednesday 9:00AM – Noon. Shots are free of charge and will run until May. For more information about the health clinic, visit their website here