October 08, 2019
- Hershey, PA
At an event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged residents to get their flu vaccine before the end of October and offered important tips to stay healthy during flu season.'The flu is serious and can be deadly, which is why it is so important for everyone to take the proper precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones and anyone they meet,' said Dr. Levine. 'Last year, we had more than 122,000 cases statewide and 258 deaths. It is imperative that you get your flu vaccine now so you can be protected throughout the flu season. There is no better measure to protect yourself than to get a flu vaccine.'