The flu season is having its earliest start in nearly a decade and CDC officials say this season could be a bad one. In Maryland, health officials say the predominant type of flu going around this year is the H3N2, but it’s also not too late to get a flu shot. Even though it takes about 2 weeks for the vaccine to be effective – health officials are expecting the flu season to extend into the spring. The vaccine will help to reduce the severity of the illness if you do get sick, reduce your risk of illness, hospitalization or death – and will keep you from spreading the flu to others. Contact your doctor if you still need your flu shot.
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