Arizona Health Official: It's Not Too Early To Get Flu Vaccination

Published: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:21am

Flu season isn’t officially here yet, but it’s not too early to get vaccinated. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ said the season typically runs from October through April but there’s no way to stop it from starting earlier — or predicting its severity.

"Until we start seeing it within our own communities, we don’t know whether or not it’s going to be severe whether or not we’re going to have widespread influenza infections. We always are just watching and doing what we can to prevent people from getting ill," said Christ.

Christ said there are ample flu vaccine supplies and she said there’s no proof the vaccine will give you the flu.

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