CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Workers at the Cape Girardeau Public Health Center are working to keep you safe from flu and pneumonia.
Immunizations are available at a series of locations throughout October and November.
The flu season runs from roughly November through March, but it can last longer.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months or older should get the vaccine.
Sandy Gibbons, with the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, said a flu shot now, will protect you for the whole season.
"Studies have shown that if you get it in September that it lasts a good long 9 months really strong," Gibbons said. "After the end of nine months it might start weaning out and that is why the next year you have to have one but our flu season, in this part of the country anyway, will be over in nine months from now."
Starting on October 13, flu immunizations will be available a the health center on 1121 Linden Street in Cape Girardeau from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- October 9 - Osage Center in Cape Girardeau, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- October 16 - Fire Station #2 in Cape Girardeau, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- October 19 - American Legion Hall in Jackson, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- October 30 - Jackson Fire Station #1 in Jackson, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- November 13 - Fire Station #1 in Cape Girardeau, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.