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This Fall Protect Yourself and Your Family: Get a Flu Shot

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Flu Shot

Each winter, millions of people suffer from the fever, aches, and pains caused by the flu, a highly contagious infection. A relatively mild disease in healthy young and middle-aged people, flu can be life threatening to older adults. In an average year, flu leads to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and about 36,000 deaths nationwide.

One of the best ways to prevent flu is to get a flu shot each fall. Getting the shot every year is important because the flu virus is slightly different each year, and the flu shot is updated. The best time to get the shot is during October and November