HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - For several hours today, dozens of people came to Victory Lady Fitness in the West End of Henrico to pick up their flu shot to protect themselves from the sickness. Health experts say now is the time to get the shot since we are heading into the peak of the flu season.
We're told more and more people are sticking out their arm to get the flu shot, to arm themselves from getting the flu that is widespread here in Virginia, according to the CDC.
One person who got the shot today was Carrie Lewis. "It's important to keep myself and her (her niece) healthy. I also have asthma so I need to have it (the shot)."
Nurse Sharon Taliaferro says now is the time to get protected. She says she is seeing a "tremendous increase" in the number of people getting the flu simply because people are not getting the shot.
She adds, things could get even worse as the months wear on. "Many people get the flu when the weather changes in March and April."
If you missed today's clinic, we're told there will be another one here at Victory Lady Fitness on Monday Jan 24th. That's located at 9699 W. Broad Street. It's open to everyone and is set to start at 8 AM.