Perdue gets flu shot

October 4, 2010 4:09:05 PM PDT
Governor Beverly Perdue rolled up her sleeve Monday to get her flu vaccination, and she's urging North Carolina citizens to get in line and do the same thing.

"When you're sick in February, and you're sitting there lamenting the fact that you didn't get it, it's too late," said Perdue.

Perdue and State Health Director Dr. Jeff Engel got flu shots in front of cameras Monday to raise awareness about the seasonal flu vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. This year's inoculation promises protection against a swine flu strain plus two other kinds of influenza.

The state health department says the vaccine supply should be plentiful so limits on shots aren't necessary. That contrasts to last year when crowds lined up nationwide to get shots for the swine flu during the global pandemic.

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