Madison County Health Department urges everyone 6 months and older to get their flu shot. “During COVID-19, getting a flu shot is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family, and your community,” said Director of Community Health, Katie Mungari. The flu shot is safe and does not give you the flu.
It is especially important for children younger than 5 years old, people age 65 and older, pregnant women, and people who have certain health conditions like diabetes and heart disease to get vaccinated for the flu. For these high-risk people, it can save their life.
Even if you are healthy, the flu shot can keep you from getting very sick and spreading it to others. The more people are vaccinated for the flu, the less likely it is for the disease to spread to others.
Madison County Health Department is hosting two Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics by appointment only.
Both clinics will be held from 10 am to 3 pm on:
- Friday, October 23 at Madison County Fairgrounds, 1968 Fairground Road, Brookfield
- Monday, October 26 at Firemen’s Fairgrounds, 1579 Mechanic Street, DeRuyter
Appointments and face coverings are required. Call the Madison County Health Department at 315-366-2848 to make an appointment for either clinic. For more information on the flu and where you can get your flu shot, visit the Health Department website at https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/1679/Influenza.