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Not Too Late for a Flu Shot!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year.

  • Flu season typically peaks in January or February.
  • Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
  • Flu-related complications include pneumonia and dehydration.
  • Illness from seasonal flu usually lasts one to two weeks

To get further information and facts about the flu you can go to www.flu.gov

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