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Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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Though you may still get some side effects: runny nose, a sore throat or a cough those symptoms are limited and not the actual flu.

(Batesville, Ind.) - Flu season is right around the corner and again this year, Margaret Mary Health recommends the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting yourself.

Despite this conflicting advice, Public Health Solutions in Crete says some immunization is better than none, and predicting the timing of the flu is hard.

"The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are strongly advising vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age or older", said Vonda Pruitt, director of nursing for the health department.

The nasal spray is expected to cover all four strains of the flu this year according to the CDC. Twenty-two percent of those surveyed [2] say that knowledge of last year's severe flu season makes them more likely to get a flu shot this year. CBS DFW reports it is too soon to say, however, that this flu season will be longer than usual.

"People think that if they get the flu shot they are going to get the flu".

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DE health officials say flu cases have been confirmed in the state's three counties and one person has been hospitalized.

To help, all CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations have the vaccine available seven days a week with no appointment needed.

Reed has her family vaccinated in September, ahead of the start of "flu season" which usually begins in October in Hampton Roads and Virginia, and peaks between December and February. The vaccine is also approved for use in non-pregnant women up to age 49, unless your doctor warns against its use depending on your medical history. A child must be Medicaid-eligible or Medicaid-enrolled, uninsured or lacking health insurance coverage, underinsured or not covered for vaccines, or American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Flu vaccines have been updated to better match now circulating viruses.

Regular flu shots are $29 and high-dose flu shots - made especially to protect those 65 and older - are $55.

Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHP) officials have advised UAE residents to secure influenza (flu) shots in consultation with physicians as the country is expecting the cold months or desert winter in the next few weeks.

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