(WICHITA, Kan.) — Fall is here, but that also brings us closer to flu season and doctors are repeating their annual advisory to get vaccinated.
Doctors say almost everyone should get a flu vaccine, but it is especially important for pregnant women, children, seniors and people with pre-existing conditions that might put them at higher risk of complications.
They also note there are some common misconceptions about the vaccine. Doctors say you cannot get sick from the shot, since it contains an inactive form of the virus. They also note that hte shot will not prevent you from getting sick immediately, it takes about two weeks to take full effect.
The Sedgwick County Health Department is offering mobile clinics for flu vaccines:
- September 30, 9 to 11 a.m., Derby Senior Health & Wellness Fair, 801 E. Market in Derby
- October 4, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Cheney City Hall, 131 N. Main St. in Cheney
- October 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Leekers, 6223 N. Broadway in Park City
- October 17, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Bentley City Hall, 150 S. Wichita in Bentley
- October 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Haysville Senior Center, 160 E. Karla in Haysville
- November 1, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cheney City Hall, 131 N. Main St. in Cheney
- November 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Leekers, 6223 N. Broadway in Park City
- November 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Haysville Senior Center, 160 E. Karla in Haysville
For more on the cost of a vaccine and where to get one, call the Sedgwick County Health Department at (316)660-7340.