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Health officials encourage you to get a flu shot

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

The Illinois Department of Health is urging anyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot yet, to get one as soon as possible.

This is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a time to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.

While many people typically get the flu vaccine in early fall, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, a time when many people are out and about.

Every season, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.

To find a location near you to get your flu shot, contact your local health department.

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