LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Families needing a flu shot had the opportunity to get them for free Wednesday.
Comanche County Health Department offered flu shots for all ages at no cost. They offered the shots after hours, so people working or in school had the chance to make it in.
With the holidays quickly approaching, the health department’s regional director says it’s important to get vaccinated before you take your long road trips or go to holiday parties.
“If you get the shot today, it takes about two weeks before your immune system is built up and protecting you from viruses. We know in two weeks, we will be in the middle of the holiday season, so this is just a way to protect our friends and families," said health department regional director Brandie Combs.
Combs says not everyone in Comanche County can afford flu shots, so the people who can receive one shouldn’t skip the chance to make the entire community healthier.