Oneida County Health Department: Not too late for flu shot

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - As part of National Flu Immunization Week, the Oneida County Health Department encourages those who have not yet received a flu shot to get one.

"It's not too late to guard against this season's flue virus," said Jesse Orton, public health educator for the Oneida County Health Department. "It takes two weeks for the body to develop immunity after receiving the vaccine, so people shouldn't delay getting a flu shot."

Orton stressed that it's particularly important for pregnant women, seniors and those working in the health care field.

Flu vaccine is available at many area retail pharmacies or at any of the Oneida County Health Department's walk-in clinics in Utica or Rome. For a schedule of immunization clinics, visit the department's web site at or call the Oneida County Health Department at (315) 798-6400.

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