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Time to Get That Flu Shot

Health officials report that two new strains of influenza are circulating during the 2012 flu season. Vaccination is recommended for everyone older than six months.

OK, so you didn't get sick with the flu last year. Good for you.

That was last year!

That's the message from both federal and local health officials as this year's influenza season gets underway.

Though last year's flu season was the mildest on record, two new strains have appeared this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza cases are off to a slow start so there is still plenty of time to get a shot. Though young children and the elderly are most at risk, the CDC recommends that everyone six months or older get a flu shot.

Duluth residents can obtain flu shots at their doctor's offices, health clinics, and local drug stores such as Walgreen's and CVS.

Do you get a flu shot every year? Does it keep you from getting the flu? Tell us in the comments.

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