ROANOKE, Va. – Fall is here, but that means that flu season isn’t far behind.
After two and a half years of COVID-19, experts say the flu season could hit harder this season.
The virus is known to be unpredictable and varies from year to year in severity.
Experts say vaccinations are key.
“The variables have changed. There are scientists, there are physicians, there are public health officials that are concerned that this may be a more severe flu season, I think it’s just too early to tell,” said Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Roanoke / Alleghany Health District director.
If you would like to be vaccinated, the New River Health district is offering a free drive thru vaccine clinic until seven o’clock Tuesday for anyone eight and older.
For more information you can visit the Virginia Department of Health’s flu website.