Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau encourages everyone to get their flu shot.
According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), a flu vaccine is needed every season for two reasons.
First, the body’s immune response from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection.
Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and updated as needed to keep up with changing flu viruses.
For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated annually.