Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:50 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Oct 1, 2013 9:18 AM
Flu season is right around the corner and health officials want to help citizens get ready for it.
The Centers for Disease Control is recommending that everyone over the age of six months get immunized.
The seasonal flu spreads from person to person and local health officials say the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and the community.
The Gallatin City-County Health Department has a good supply of vaccines right now but that might not last long.
They say the sooner you can get a shot, the better.
Matt Kelley of the Gallatin City-County Health Department, said, "If you're young and you're healthy and you feel like you're invulnerable, it's a good idea to get the flu shot. Number one, because nobody likes to be sick. Number two, you can protect the people around you."
The Gallatin City-County Health Department is offering walk-in immunization clinics on Mondays and Tuesdays and special clinics for the next two Wednesdays.
This Wednesday, October 2nd, they will be giving flu shots at the Bozeman Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
On Wednesday, October 9th, they will be at the Belgrade Special Events Center from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.