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Get your flu shot, the earlier the better

Posted Sept. 8, 2020

Mayor Price shows off her flu shot bandaid
Mayor Betsy Price received a flu shot from Walgreens pharmacist Matt Pataky.

Local health care workers are reminding residents that it’s never too early to get flu shots. It can take about two weeks for the flu vaccine to take full effect.

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.

“Today I got my annual flu shot at my local Walgreens, a tradition for eight years running,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “I was joined by Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis to underscore the importance of getting vaccinated, as flu season is anticipated to coincide with COVID-19.”

Fortunately, people can get flu shots at many local pharmacies and supermarkets, as well as public health centers in Tarrant County.

Here’s what you should know for the 2020-2021 influenza season.

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