Dubuque, Iowa (AP) It’s a good idea to get the flu shot every month if you’re a person over the age of 18, but it’s a big mistake to buy the shot at a store that only has one flu vaccine in the box.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s very important to get a flu shot to prevent getting a virus.
If you don’t get the shot, the virus can spread to others in the community, potentially causing a new strain of flu to emerge.
The CDC says the CDC recommends you use a flu vaccine for your next flu shot.
The Dubuques City Council recently voted to allow the Dubuquies City Market to dispense the flu vaccine, but the city’s medical director said that was not the intent.
We just wanted to provide them with the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Dr. Mike DeLuca said the CDC does not recommend people get the vaccine at the market.
We are not encouraging people to go to the store to get that vaccine, DeLucas said.