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Help avoid the flu with a flu shot

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It's time start thinking about flu shots.

The public health district says the best way to avoid spreading the flu is to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough and wash your hands often.

The best way to avoid getting it is a flu shot.

Public health does weekly flu surveillance at hospitals and urgent care units.

Doctors stress you cannot get the flu from a flu vaccine.

It takes about 2 weeks for the shot to become effective.

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