Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications.
There are two main types of influenza (flu) viruses: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.
The best way to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting vaccinatedeach year.
Beaufort County Health Department will be doing a flu shot drive thru, every Tuesday, from 8:30am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 4:00pm, starting October 11th and running until November 1st. No appointment is needed. Please bring insurance card with you.