Flu Shots Still Available, Flu Virus Still Making Rounds

It’s not too late to get your flu shot!

A virus is making its way around the Kankakee Valley area and Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch says it will affect you for about a week or two before you’re completely over it. He reminds you to wash your hands frequently and to cough or sneeze into your elbow.

Flu shots are still available in Lynch’s office and he encourages you to get a flu shot if you haven’t already gotten one. Call his office to make an appointment at 772-9137. Flu shots are administered on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. CT in the Starke County Health Department office on the first floor of the courthouse. The vaccine is free for children and $20 for adults. If you have insurance that covers this particular vaccine, you will need to visit your physician’s office to receive it.

He added that this year’s vaccine is right on target with the strains that everyone is experiencing across the country.