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Why should I get the flu shot?

According to the CDC, getting the flu shot not only can keep you from getting sick, can help reduce any flu-like symptoms, and can also protect people around you from getting the flu.

You should receive the flu shot before the end of October if possible, but you can still get the flu shot for ample protection through January. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to work fully.

Learn more about how to stay flu free this season.