UPTOWN — Ready for a flu shot but waiting for a good opportunity?
From 3-7 p.m. Monday, health care providers from the Chicago Department of Public Health will be giving free flu shots at the 46th Ward office at 4544 N. Broadway.
There are no requirements to receive the flu shot as the initiative is part of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The flu season usually peaks around January or February, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
A flu shot not only protects the recipient from illness, it can help protect those who are unable to be vaccinated — such as infants or those with a weakened immune system.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 79,000 Americans die from the flu each year. The flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the spreading of the disease, health officials say.
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