KCHD expert says getting flu shot now will offer some immunity by Christmas

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Public health officials say respiratory illnesses are spreading rapidly across the country, including in East Tennessee. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said flu activity peaks from December through February, and so the holidays usually fall in the middle of flu season.

It’s never too late to get a flu shot, though. Getting one on Dec. 19 may even provide some immunity by Christmas, helping people stay healthy as they visit with family.

 

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