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Flu season is already underway, so it's too late to get a flu vaccination.

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Flu is circulating in Iowa, but it's definitely not too late to get a flu vaccination to protect you, your family, and those around you from influenza. Remember, as long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination can provide protection against the flu. Since flu activity doesn't usually peak until February in the United States and can last as late as May, it's important to vaccinate now if you haven't already.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. A flu vaccine offers the best protection we have against this serious disease. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for the body's immune response to fully kick in.

To see the latest Iowa Flu Surveillance Report, click here.

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