North Dakota health officials recommend getting Flu Shot before Halloween

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota Health Officials are recommending people get the flu shot before Halloween.

State Health Officer Dr. Nizar Wehbi says the vaccine is an important step North Dakotans can take to protect themselves from flu viruses.

Officials say over 200 hospitalizations and almost 40 deaths happened during last year's flu season.

Peak flu season is between January and March.