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Fight the Flu

 If you haven't got your flu shot yet you might want to get a move on it. The flu season is off to an early start. 

 Over the past two weeks the Wichita County- Wichita Falls Public Health Department said they've seen a bit of an increase in flu cases.

They usually see their flu peak in January and February. 

Health experts encourage everyone to get their flu shots now. When you get vaccinated you're not only protecting yourself, but also others.
 

Health experts said to avoid catching a case of the flu be proactive.
 
They say wash your hands frequently avoid touching your face with your hands.

Teressa Stephenson, Supervisor of Preventative Health Services, said, "The weather has been warm and people haven't been thinking about flu right now, but the season is coming." Stephenson added, "It's the holiday time and people will be gathering together, people will be traveling in. People will be hugging and kissing their families, so it's a great time to get your flu vaccine now."

When you get vaccinated health experts said it typically takes two weeks for the vaccination to take its course and protect you.

It is National Influenza Immunization week so anyone six months of age or older get out and get a vaccine.

 

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6

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