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Get your flu shot

By AJ Murphy

Getting your flu shot is an easy way to stay healthy during flu season. That’s why we offer flu shots at no extra cost to you. The flu virus is always changing. And your protection weakens over time. Getting your flu shot each year can help everyone, especially:

  • Pregnant moms
  • Children and families
  • People with chronic conditions
  • Caregivers
  • Seniors

When and where can I get a flu shot?

The best time to get your flu shot is before the end of October. You can get a flu shot at a:

  • Doctor’s office
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinic
  • Health center

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Having the flu is a little different than having a cold. Some symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

What should I do if I have the flu?

Don’t worry — we can help you through it. If you or a loved one has the flu, it’s important to:

  • Get some rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Contact a provider if symptoms get worse

About the author

AJ Murphy is an evocative young writer who grew up in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. AJ began his writing career at Alaska Ice Rinks Inc. in Anchorage, AK, where he also drove a Zamboni and took care of outdoor hockey rinks.

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