Chuang said the program is getting off to a late start this year because delivery of the vaccines was delayed.
An unvaccinated child in Florida has become the first death of flu season, officials say. "There's no reason to be nervous about getting your children vaccinated against the flu", Adalja says.
Free flu shots to uninsured adults age 19 and older and to children age 18 and younger with CHIP, Medicaid, Amerigroup, United Healthcare or Sunflower are available at the Division of Health clinic at 2716 W. Central, the release said. "It's important that we deal with the science and the facts", CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula said. Not true. Flu vaccines contain either killed or weakened virus that are not capable of causing the flu.
30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy.
"After extensive studies, we know that the flu vaccine is safe", said Moorjani.
You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow - not your hands.
The Florida Department of Health is urging residents to get their flu shot after a child who did not receive the vaccine died after contracting the virus, state health officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.
"The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with influenza", said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Fran Phillips, RN, MHA. It's completely possible to pick up something - like a respiratory virus or even the flu - either right before or right after you got your shot, Schaffner says.