Roll Up Your Sleeve: Arm Yourself Against the Flu!

October 14, 2011

The Columbus Department of Public Health will host a “Roll Up Your Sleeve Flu Vaccination Press Conference.”  Community Leaders will set the example by Rolling up their sleeve and getting a flu shot.

Date:  Monday, Oct 17, 2011

Time:  10 A.M., Arrive early to set up, because it will be over in a pinch!

Location:  Health & Human Service Building
 2100 Comer Avenue, Columbus, 2nd Floor LDR Classroom.

The 2011 Roll Up Your Sleeve Flu Vaccination Conference Participants are:

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson

Marshal Greg Countryman

Sheriff John Darr

Representative Debbie Buckner

Carlos Huertas

Cottonmouths/Lions Player(s)

During our annual campaign, the Columbus Health Department and leaders of our community have taken an active role in encouraging the public to “roll up their sleeves” and get the flu shot. Flu seasons can be unpredictable and the best way to prevent the flu virus is to get the vaccination each fall. This season’s vaccination protects against three viruses, including H1N1, which were chosen to provide the most protection and reduce the spread of potentially deadly strains of influenza. However, good health habits such as frequently washing your hands, staying home when sick, and covering your mouth when you cough are also important preventive measures for everyone to take year round.