It's not yet autumn, but some grocery and drugstore chains are already offering flu shots – and there are many reasons not to wait.
Matt Vogt, the Hy-Vee Olathe Pharmacy Manager, said his shop has already seen a few dozen people, though it's only August.
"The word is out and we probably already had a dozen people getting their flu vaccine today," he said. "They need two to three weeks of maximum effectiveness and the flu season begins in late September."
Jackson's Department of Health will not receive the vaccine for another month, but his clinical nurse says the flu is not all seasonal.
That's why they recommend being vaccinated as early as possible because it may start now, "said Tammy Landrum of the Jackson County Department of Health." We already had a flu. "
Stores like Hy-Vee and CVS also have incentives to get a shot.
If you are uninsured, you know that local health authorities receive free vaccine from the state, usually in mid to late September
Most health departments will not have the vaccine until next month
However, there will be opportunities to get the vaccine in Platte County:
Senior Health Expo
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9/27/18 – Platte City
Free Drive Thru Flu Clinic
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