Northwest Iowa — We are only in the second week of October, but the state’s top doctor is recommending you get your flu shot.
Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director Caitlin Pedati says the time is right.
She says if you get a flu shot now you don’t have to worry about being protected.
Doctor Pedati says the warmer weather we’ve had lately probably doesn’t make people think about winter and the flu.
She says others might worry getting the vaccine too early would allow it to wear off.
Doctor Pedati says there should be an ample supply of the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months of age or older get the flu vaccine.