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Get your flu shot, the earlier the better

Posted Sept. 23, 2019

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People six months of age or older should receive a flu shot this fall.

Local health care workers are reminding residents that it’s never too early to get flu shots.

Flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. Symptoms usually come on suddenly. Key indicators include fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, body aches and extreme fatigue.

MedStar Mobile Healthcare is offering mobile flu vaccine clinics for groups of 10 or more. Vaccines are $25 each; MedStar will provide documentation for insurance reimbursement.

Everyone six months of age and older should receive a shot. It’s especially important for people at risk of severe influenza, including children under the age of 2, people more than 65 years, pregnant women and people with chronic conditions.

To schedule an onsite vaccine clinic, visit the MedStar website or call 817-632-0522.

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