Flu season: Health officials say don't wait too long to get vaccine
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--With flu season upon us, the Tennessee Department of Health is calling on residents to get informed and vaccinated.
The flu vaccine is already available at county health departments, medical clinics, and pharmacies. The TDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises everyone over six-months-old get the vaccine, as well as pregnant women.
The CDC advises only getting the injectable vaccine and not nasal sprays. Brian Todd with the Tennessee Health Department says the biggest mistake made by residents is waiting too long to get the vaccine. Todd says it's common to see an uptick in flu cases in December when people increase travel for the holiday season.