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This article brought to you courtesy of Barb Colter of Maple Street Clinic, Insider Health Care Expert.

Barb Colter

It's that time of year again. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. If you

haven't already done so, now is a great time to get your flu vaccine. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should be

vaccinated.

While seasonal flu activity varies, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, though activity

may last as late as May. As long as flu activity is ongoing, it's not too late to get vaccinated. An annual flu vaccine is

the best way to protect against this potentially

serious disease. Even if you have already gotten sick this season, it is still a good idea to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination protects against three or four different flu viruses (depending on which flu vaccine you receive).

It's not too late to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season! Contact your healthcare provider for

more information.

Maple Street Clinic P.C.

1825 MAPLE ST.,

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

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