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By Cynthia Haggitt
Halloween is just a couple weeks away. Got your costume? Got your pumpkin? Got your flu shot? The Calhoun Health Department had a successful flu shot clinic and many people went through the drive through clinic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. According to the CDC website,” It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against the flu to develop in your body, so it’s a good idea to get vaccinated before the height of flu season.”
Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, can be serious. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the flu; however, flu vaccines are not 100 percent effective. The website from the CDC states,” The effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year, but some protection is better than no protection and if you get a flu shot and still get sick, studies show that the vaccine can help reduce the severity of your illness.”