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Wisconsinites encouraged to get flu shots

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding people to get their flu shots.

Health officials say it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect.

Anyone six months and older can get a flu shot.

Along with getting a flu shot, the following steps can help prevent illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hand. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use.
  • Never share drinking cups, straws, and utensils.
  • When possible, avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.
  • Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest, and do not smoke.
  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces, like doorknobs, the refrigerator handles, your phone, and faucets.

To find a flu shot clinic near you, please use the Flu Vaccine Finder below.

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