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Department of Public Health says it's time to get flu shots

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The Iowa Department of Public Health says it is time for all Iowans 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine.
The seasonal vaccine will protect against the influenza virus that research indicates will be the common strain next flu season; traditional vaccines typically covers three viruses - influenza A (H1N1), influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B.
According to the CDC, as many as 90% of flu-related deaths in the United States are in people aged 65 and over. 
"The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Being vaccinated now will ensure protection before the flu season starts in October; it's not too early to get your shot," says IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk.
You can contact you health care provider to find out where you can get the vaccine; you can also visit the Flu Vaccine Finder website to get that information. 
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