Alabama doctor touts ‘Flu Shot Friday’ on Nov. 18

Alabama (WHNT) — Experienced by Alabama One of the worst flu outbreaks in the countryThat’s why doctors at the Alabama Medical Association are promoting a campaign called “Flu Shot Friday,” encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against the virus.

Flu vaccinations are now available at county health departments statewide. Medical experts say the sooner you get vaccinated, the better your chances of preventing the flu.

It takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to be effective in protecting people from the virus.

“It’s definitely flu season in Alabama and the best way to protect yourself is to get the flu vaccine,” said Dr. Julia Booth, president of the Medical Association. “Alabama is currently experiencing the worst flu epidemic in the country. Getting vaccinated now can provide protection during the peak of flu season.”

Health officials stress the importance of getting flu shots after four people died in Alabama, including one child. reportedly died from the virus Early this month.

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