Health Officials Urge Wisconsin Residents To Get Flu Shots

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:00 am

After a rise in cases of influenza, health officials in Wisconsin are urging people to get a flu shot.

State Health Officer Dr. Henry Anderson says even though this flu season started late, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Anderson says anyone over 6 months old can be vaccinated.

The mild weather this winter has helped control the flu season this year. This is the latest start to the flu season in almost 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu symptoms include: body aches, fatigue, fever and sore throat. Symptoms appear one to five days after infection.

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