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Lufkin health officials say it’s not too late to get shot

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Flu season began in October but Lufkin health officials say its not too late to get a flu shot

In the months of December, January and February doctors see an increase in flu activity in Texas.

Health officials say it's important for young children and the elderly to get a flu shot because they are most susceptible to the virus.

"Flu shots are the very best way to prevent the flu, it's not too late to get it, it takes about two weeks for the total benefit of the shot to be active in your body," said Doris Weatherford, RN,MSN, CDE, Director of Infection Control, Woodland Heights.

Health officials say flu shots are readily available are local pharmacies and your doctor's office.

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