Rye guy and County boss George Latimer rolled up his sleeve and got a flu shot at Westchester County Department of Health clinic in White Plains on Thursday.
“Schedule your flu shot today, don’t wait,” said Latimer. “The flu can be miserable and it should be taken seriously. This vaccine will help keep you and your family healthy well into 2022.” Flu shots are available for a fee from many area pharmacists and medical offices.
Flu activity is usually highest between December and February, but can last into May. One flu vaccine now provides protection all season long and can prevent illness or reduce the severity of flu symptoms. The vaccine becomes fully effective after about two weeks.
County officials say that anyone who does get a respiratory infection should consider COVID/influenza testing. To avoid spreading germs to others, it is recommended that residents wear a mask; cough or sneeze into their elbow; wash their hands frequently with soap and water; stay home until 24 hours after their fever subsides to avoid spreading germs; clean surfaces they touch frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones; and get plenty of rest.