The CDC says this year's flu vaccine should be much more effective than last year's which did not match the most common flu strain well. Hall Drug Company in Blakely has signs up encouraging folks to get flu shots. They say now is the time to get one because it usually takes a couple of weeks for the vaccine to kick in.
"A little prick with the needle is much better than being sick for the whole week and if one person in the family is sick, a lot of times other people in the family will get the virus from them,” said Leigh Bruner, Pharmacist. “So, it's good to go ahead and get the flu shot to stop that domino effect.”
Shots at Hall Drug Company are $25, but they do accept insurance.