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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza virus typically circulates in the United States annually, most commonly from late fall through early spring. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. Vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months or older, and is the best way to prevent flu. It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against the flu. Therefore, it is best to vaccinate early.

Sabetha Community Hospital will be offering flu shots at Country Mart on Friday, October 5 from 9 - 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 6, from 9 - 2 p.m.

In addition to Country Mart, flu shots will be offered in the hospital lobby on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, as well as November 7th and 14th, from 1 - 4p.m. If you have any questions regarding the influenza vaccine, please contact Angie Russell, RN or Linnea Coker, RN at Sabetha Community Hospital at (785) 284-2121.