"Boo to the Flu" Event Emphasizes need to Protect Your Family

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The Visiting Nurses Association is teaming up with the Pikes Peak Library District to remind everyone that now is the time to get your flu shot, so you're ready for the peak flu season.

Lily Wen-Kimble, a Registered Nurse with the VNA, says since the peak of the season is late December through late February and March, it's never too late to get your shot. Or if your kids don't enjoy the needle, you can always opt to get a nasal spray variety.

Remember, this year the vaccine is designed to protect you from both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 Virus, which proved to be deadly last year, just before the flu season.

Sunday, a "Boo to the Flu" event was held at the East Library in Colorado Springs, and four more events are scheduled

- Tuesday, Oct 19, Monument Library, 1706 Woodmoor Drive, 6 - 8 p.m .
- Wednesday, Oct 27 at Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th Street, 6 - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct 30 at Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th Street, 10:30 a.m. - noon.

Children who come for their shot will receive small treat bags with balloons, bandages, stickers and other items. Cost is $25 per person for the flu shot, $35 for the flu mist.

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