By Natalie Zarowny
Now's the time to get your flu shot.
That's the word from health leaders in Illinois.
One place to go is the Rock Island County Health Center.
It's holding a weekly flu clinic on Tuesdays.
Flu season might not be in full swing yet, but experts say it takes the body up to 3 weeks to build up protection against the virus, after getting a shot.
"People think that they can wait to get the flu vaccine maybe, that it's not time yet, but the Center for Disease Control does recommend that as soon as the flu vaccine becomes available, people should start getting protection," said Sherie Dobereiner, of the Rock Island County Health Department.
The clinic goes from 8 AM to 5:30 PM every Tuesday.
No appointment is needed.