Wapello County Public Health is reminding residents to get their flu vaccinations.
While flu cases typically peak in February and March, health officials say they also see a spike of the virus around Thanksgiving time. It's better to prevent the virus before flu season gets underway, as it takes two weeks after getting vaccinated before you have full immunity.
â??It's been indicated that Iowa already has their first diagnosed influenza cases as far as Wapello County, I've not been told that we have any positive cases, but I am strongly recommending people get their influenza vaccinations at this time because since it is in this state, it can spread very rapidly,â?? Lynelle Diers, Wapello County Public Health clinical director said.
The Wapello County Public Health office is located on 108 E. Main St., and they offer vaccinations on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m.