Peoria health officials: get vaccine before flu peak
The Peoria City/County Health Department is urging residents to get a flu shot before next month. Administrator Greg Chance says even though flu activity is low in the Peoria-area, the flu season often peaks in January.
He says now is a good time to get vaccinated because it takes two weeks for the flu protection to kick-in.
Officials recommend that everyone older than six months should get a flu shot, especially pregnant women, young children and the elderly. The push is part of Vaccinate Illinois Week.