No one wants the body aches, fever or the sore throat that come with getting the flu. To protect yourself from the virus, experts suggest you get a flu shot.
The Siouxland District Health Department will start offering the flu vaccine to patients for $25 starting Monday, September 17.
They say they have plenty of the traditional flu shots or nasal mist to go around, but you have to make an appointment.
You can also check with your doctor, pharmacist or employer to see if they offer them.
Health officials suggest an updated flu shot once a year.
"Anyone around the general public should get their annual flu shot it's a very quick , inexpensive way to protect yourself if you do get a case of influenza it can take you out of work or school for a number of days and expose coworkers family and friends," said Linda Drey with Siouxland District Health Department.
The flu in Iowa usually peaks in February and March, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the flu season is unpredictable and can start as early as October.
It takes about two weeks after getting vaccinated for antibodies to develop in your body which protect you against the flu.
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