It's Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

It's Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

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(KSL News) If you haven't gotten your flu vaccination yet, those with the Utah Department of Health say there is still plenty of time, so do it!

The department of health held a mock influenza outbreak as part of a "Don't get Bugged" campaign.

Those in the office who had received their flu shots got a gold star, and those who didn't get a flu shot got a ladybug sticker to remind them to get it done.

Vaccinations usually drop after Thanksgiving because people think it's too late or vaccines aren't available.

But, the flu isn't expected to peak this season until after January. We stopped by the emergency room at LDS Hospital to if officials there have treated any flu cases yet; they haven't.

Doctors are urging people to get vaccinated. Dr. Craig Shane, with LDS Hospital, says, "In fact, for disease like influenza, prevention is the best treatment. So we absolutely recommend that people get treated."

LDS hospital will be giving free vaccines this Saturday to the first 1,000 people. For a list of where to get a vaccine in your area, go to the related link.

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