Health department nurse Sherry Farr is reminding people to get their flu shots.
“Swine flu seems to be a rather mild virus, but seasonal flu is coming up,” Farr said. “Everybody needs their vaccines as soon as they’re available. The health department won’t wait until Oct. 1 this year. As soon as they’re in we’ll get them to you.”
Due to an upswing in whooping cough, the department is pushing pertussis boosters, which for adults are part of the tetanus shot. It also includes a diphtheria booster.
“If you haven’t had a tetanus shot in five years or more you need one,” she said.