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Now's the time to get your flu shot

Officials say that now is the time to get prepared for flu season. (Source: WALB) Officials say that now is the time to get prepared for flu season. (Source: WALB)
The CDC recommends everyone six months old and up should get a flu shot by the end of October. (Source: WALB) The CDC recommends everyone six months old and up should get a flu shot by the end of October. (Source: WALB)
U-Save-It Pharmacist Ed Dozier (Source: WALB) U-Save-It Pharmacist Ed Dozier (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Flu season is right around the corner and now is the time to take precautions. 

The CDC recommends everyone six months old and up should get a flu shot by the end of October.

New research found the nasal spray is not as effective as the shot for many people. 

Most people who have health insurance can get a shot for free. 

"Now is a good time to go ahead and get the flu shot because it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective. People that are at most danger when they get the flu are people with diabetes, a heart condition, pulmonary problems, people that may be on some sort of immunosuppressive therapy," said U-Save-It Pharmacist Ed Dozier.

You can get a shot at most pharmacies, your primary care doctor's office and county health departments. 

Schools with health centers will be sending out forms for parent consent so that students can get their shots right at school.  

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