Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner have planned to travel to Chattanooga to get their annual flu vaccinations and encourage other Tennesseans to follow suit.
The governor and commissioner have been scheduled to receive their shots at the Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Office on Friday afternoon. Health officials said immunization not only helps the people who are inoculated, but also protects their families, friends and co-workers.
The state Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control have recommended flu shots for everyone over than six months old.
Flu vaccine has been available at county health departments, medical clinics, and pharmacies around the state.