Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot

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The Centers for Disease Control recommends that nearly everyone over six months of age should receive the flu vaccine.

The flu started circulating in Clark County a little earlier than usual a year ago, with activity picking up at the end of October.

Dr. Quinlisk says the flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses.

Officials say providing the free service is a great way to encourage everyone in the community to keep themselves protected.

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An 81-year-old central Iowa man died as a result of flu-related virus. Oeding emphasized the importance of the vaccine for those who interact with children under 6 months old.

Quebec Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said the vaccine is free for individuals who are more at risk of developing complications from the flu.

So far, more than 120 million vaccines have been administered nationwide, according to the CDC. It can also prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches.

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The flu is very contagious and can lead to serious complications, said Jalbert.

As we enter another flu season, it's time for the provincial government as well as public health and hospital officials to assume a greater leadership role in convincing hospital workers to be vaccinated.

"No matter what other steps you take to fight germs, the best way to fight the flu is getting your annual flu shot", Macon-Bibb County Health Department Nurse Manager Beverlyn Ming said in the release.

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