Flu outbreak has Danville parents worried

(Kyle Wilcox/WSET)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The recent flu outbreak in the country has many people scared, especially parents.

One of the best preventive measures parents can take is to get their kids a flu shot.

The Danville Farmer's Market held a free flu vaccine clinic open to the public early Saturday.

The free clinic brought in several parents including Wendy Cook, who wanted her 8-year-old daughter Lilly to be protected.

Cook said several of her friends have kids with the flu and the outbreak brought her to action.

"I just do not want her to go through that. And it just scares me to death to think that she could be really sick for something that I didn't do," Cook said.

Lilly Wyatt also has a message for other kids who might be scared of getting the shot.

"It's just a slight pinch and that's all," Wyatt said.

It is recommended that everyone six months or older should receive a flu vaccine each year, especially those at higher risk for flu conditions.

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