Body Tip When the leaves change, it’s a sign that flu season is around the corner. Get vaccinated now to avoid missing school or work.

English: Kaleb Denton, a 4-year old pre-kinder...
English: Kaleb Denton, a 4-year old pre-kindergartner at Pierce Terrace Elementary School, receives a nasal mist seasonal flu vaccination from Sgt. Coland Caswell, 165th Infantry Brigade. Dozens of students and parents were vaccinated during the school’s flu vaccination drive Monday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What comes right on the heels of back-to-school shopping and autumn leaves? Flu season. The best way to avoid getting sick — and missing school or work — is to get your whole family vaccinated now, before influenza strikes in your region. The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of six months get a flu shot every year. It takes two weeks for the vaccination to become effective, so the sooner you get it, the better your chance of avoiding the flu. Make an appointment with your doctor today to get vaccinated, or use the CDC’s online flu shot locator map to find a clinic near you.


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