This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and officials with the Southwest Public Health District are reminding those in the community to get their flu shot.
FOX 31 spoke to Becky Snow the immunization coordinator who said getting the flu shot not only protects yourself from the virus, it protects those are you as well. Snow said if you're unable to afford a flu shot for your children and don't have insurance, the Southwest Public Health District has programs that can help you.
Snow said a common myth is that some people get the flu after taking their flu shot; she says there is no basis to this rumor. However, if you get the flu shot you can still be affected up to two weeks after being vaccinated.