Health experts urging everyone to get a flu shot

Health experts urging everyone to get a flu shot

(Toledo News Now) - Flu season is now underway, and although the Ebola virus is making national headlines, health experts say you are far more likely to get the flu.

October marks the beginning of flu season, and in upcoming months the season is expected to only get worse.

Health officials say whether you're six months or sixty years old, everyone should be getting the flu shot.

Sore throat, cough and fatigue are all signs of the flu.  According to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, one person has already been hospitalized this season.

Health officials say unlike other illnesses, the flu is fully preventable. From getting the shot or spray to hand washing, it can make all the difference.

The average time it takes to fill out paperwork and get a flu shot is between 15 and 20 minutes, though pharmacists say clinics are getting busier.

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