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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

November 01, 2016 05:44 PM

It is not too late to get your flu shot! 

Entira Family Clinics wants to remind people that while flu season has already been underway one month, it typically runs through May in Minnesota. 

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Doctors advise getting the shot as soon as possible because it takes about two weeks for the body to build up immunity against the influenza virus.

Only injectable flu vaccines are recommended this season. The nasal spray has not provided protection in recent years. 

The Minnesota Department of Health reports "sporadic" flu activity through the end of October. There have only been six hospitalizations in the state and zero pediatric flu-related deaths so far this season. 

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Brent Palm

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