Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP recently received her annual flu shot at the Rutherford County Health Department in Murfreesboro. The flu vaccine prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and doctors’ visits each year and is the first and most important step in preventing the flu. “We unfortunately see flu-related deaths almost every flu season in Tennessee, and one death is too many,’’ said Piercey. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting an early flu season this year, so it’s extremely important to get a flu shot now before the flu begins to spread in communities across our state.’’ The Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone aged six months and older. It’s especially important for pregnant women to get flu shots to…
For complete coverage, see the November 6th edition of The Lexington Progress.