Article by Mississippi Gazette
Posted on October 19, 2017
Southaven, Mississippi–Mississippi State Department of Health is recommending that all children get their flu shots before it’s to late. Mississippi has seen an earlier than normal arrival of the flu in parts of Mississippi. Pediatric flu shots are available for everyone 18 years old or younger at all Mississippi State Department of Health county health clinics. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, “flu vaccine can take up to two weeks to produce maximum immunity, getting a flu shot now ensures that you’ll be protected.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone get their flu shot by the end of October for protection throughout the flu season. Those 18 and under who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children program can receive flu vaccination for $10. Insurance, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is accepted for children’s flu shots.