HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Madison County Health Department now has flu vaccines available.
The department will offer free flu shot clinics for Madison County residents at various locations starting September 17.
Flu season typically begins in October and lasts until May, according to the CDC. But many pharmacies, doctor's offices and health departments will offer flu shots ahead of time.
The CDC said getting a flu shot early will give you protection through the season.
The health department in Madison County recommends anyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot.
The elderly are vulnerable to the flu so the CDC highly recommends seniors to come in for a shot.
The shots at Madison County's health department will offer the free shots on a first come, first serve basis.
Seniors should bring their Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Advantage cards.
Health officials said those who already have a bad cough or flu symptoms should not attend the clinic.
Anyone allergic to eggs should also avoid the vaccine.
Clinic dates and location:
Monday, September 17
9 a.m. -1 p.m. Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1917 Brandontown Road, Huntsville
Tuesday, September 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. District 3E Shed, 4273 Highway 72E, Brownsboro
Wednesday, September 19
10 a.m. - Noon and 1-4 p.m. Monrovia Community Center, 254 Allen Drake Drive, Huntsville
Thursday, September 20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. District 1 County Shed, 9457 Moores Mill Road, New Market
Tuesday, September 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Madison City Council Chambers, 100 Hughes Road, Madison