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Flu season tips from the school nurse

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Halloween usually marks the beginning of the cold and flu season (November through March). For most of us, it's a frightful thought of being bogged down by a dreadful germ or viruses.

But rest assure you can do something about it! Two great things we can do to scare away a cold or flue is to wash our hands more often and get a flu shot.

You may be wondering if you'll be able to receive a flu shot this year based on what's been reported so far. The Centers for Disease Control has said that although there is a delay in production, there will not be a shortage of serum. If a person has normally received a flu shot in October you shouldn't fear. Typically, immunizations are given between October and December because the flu season peaks in the months of January through March. There is no problem in getting a flu shot in November, December or even early January. It only takes two weeks for immunity to develop after receiving the shot. Local doctor clinics have already received the serum. Public Health is anticipating receiving its serum the end of November.

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