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Sound Off: Flu shot

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<b>When should you get your flu shot?</b>

Kim Ens, director of Clinic Services at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, recommends getting a flu shot as soon as it becomes available, ideally by October. She said the flu season is unpredictable, and since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, it is best that people get vaccinated before influenza begins spreading in the community.

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