Flu shots available
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be administering flu shots from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the health department, 200 Maine St., Lawrence.
The flu shot is being recommended for everyone this year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 30,000 people die each year from complications from seasonal influenza.
The health department advises not to wait until the flu is here and to get flu shots as soon as possible.
Good health habits are also an important way to prevent the flu.
- Wash hands. Washing hands often will help protect from germs.
- Cover coughs or sneezes. Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent others from getting sick.
- Stay home if sick. If possible, stay home from work, school and errands when sick. It will help prevent others from catching the illness.
For more information, call the health department at 843-0721.