One confirmed flu case already in Erie County, and so it begins…

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Flu season is upon us, with one confirmed case of the influenza virus here in Erie County.

The Department of Health saying although flu season has started, it’s never too late to get your flu shot. Every person six months of age and older is recommended to get a vaccine.  There are variations of the vaccine you can get depending on age and allergies. 

Charlotte Berringer, Director of Nursing for Erie County Dept of Health, tells us, “What a lot of people don’t realize is that they’re not only protecting themselves, but they’re protecting the people around them. If they’re around young children, if they’re around elderly folks, if they’re around immuno-compromised persons…”

Berringer says staying away from those who are sick, washing your hands frequently, and keeping your hands away from your face are other ways to prevent yourself from getting the flu this season.

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