Flu shot time is now, officials say

September 19, 2014 7:05 AM

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Flu shot time is now, officials say

Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rolled up his sleeve at a news conference in Washington on Thursday to emphasize the need for more Americans to protect themselves and the people around them from the common, and potentially deadly, disease.

He didn't flinch as the needle pierced his skin. "I hardly felt it," he said cheerfully.

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