Flu season is right around the corner. And if you need a flu shot we may be able to help you. The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department will begin offering free flu shots starting next Monday. Nurse Betty Fisher says the vaccine provides protection against three strains of flu viruses this year. Those considered most at risk for flu are people 65 and older or those suffering from chronic illnesses like heart and lung disease, asthma or diabetes. Flu season typically peaks between January and March.