Cold and Flu Season | WGLT

Cold and Flu Season

Last year brought a lot of flu activity across the state and this year health professionals are urging the public to roll up their sleeves and get flu shots early this year. 

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This year's flu vaccine is now available at the McLean County Health Department, and health officials hope it's more effective than last year's.

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State records show that the flu season in Illinois appears to be peaking early this year.

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'Tis the season for family get-togethers and office Christmas parties—and that means lots of germs spreading around right in the middle of cold and flu season.