Flu shot

Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department has recommended people receive a flu shot vaccination this year — in line with every year, despite the currently low flu activity.

“Flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May,” the department said in an email. “Anyone can get the flu, but it is more dangerous for some people.” It said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people six months or older who can safely get a flu vaccination do so before the end of October before the peak of flu season — it takes about two weeks for the protection to take effect after receiving a dose.

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