until 5:45PM for Greenville & Spartanburg Counties in the Upstate.
Fall is just around the corner which means flu season
is too. Flu shots are already available and being administered at places like Kim’s
Pharmacy in Waynesville. Owner Kim Ferguson
says the flu changes every year, so there are different vaccines
every year. She recommends getting one, especially since it can take some time
to be effective.
It takes 2-3 weeks to build up immunity. There’s no point in waiting till we get a big
flu scare because then you're still going to have the possibility of getting
it. So the CDC (Centers for Disease
Control) recommends getting it as soon as possible,” she says.
Ferguson especially recommends flu shots for the
elderly, diabetics, pregnant women, those on cancer medications, and children. She
says a little prevention now could prevent bigger problems like pneumonia down
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