"It's a myth that if you are a healthy person then you don't need a flu shot".
"The flu isn't something you want to get or share with others", Courtney said, in the release.
The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and older get their flu vaccine now to be protected.
Health officials say two laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu have been identified in one adult and one child in the Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland.
"Additionally, we recommend that women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant get their flu vaccine", Lund said.More news: OPEC sees weaker oil demand in 2019 as rivals output surge
While the Health Department expects its shipment of the flu mist to arrive in the next week or so, the flu shot is in stock and available.
On the positive side of things, 68 per cent of parents believed that the flu vaccine was the best way to prevent their children from getting the flu.
"The theme of the influenza vaccine campaign this year is Fight Flu".
Last flu season was the deadliest in 40 years, with 900,000 hospitalized and 80,000 killed, according to the CDC.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot this season to prevent contracting the highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
The Department of Health and Community Services said the number of clinics will increase this year to help improve public access to the vaccine. Lomax says it's too early to tell if this flu season will be as bad as a year ago.
28 percent said flu caused autism.
Ehren McMichael makes it a point to take her three children to get their flu shots every fall.
"It's hard to predict how badly an influenza season will be, just because the strains do change and can change over time and it's hard to predict when an influenza season will start", explained Sikora, who is AHS' acting senior medical officer of health.More news: Mueller Could Release Probe Results After Midterms, Before Thanksgiving, According To Somebody