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Protecting yourself before flu season

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More than 700 patients have taken advantage of early flu shots this year. More than 700 patients have taken advantage of early flu shots this year.
HUNSTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Doctors say flu season is on and it's time to decide how you will protect yourself and your family.

Huntsville Pediatric Associates offered both the flu shot vaccine and nasal mist. Doctors say they've given out almost 5,000 flu mists vaccines and about 700 shots.

They say even though flu season isn't at its peak, prevention should start as early as possible.

"As soon as the vaccine is available is when we recommend getting it, so if you've not gotten it already, you should go ahead and get it now," said Dr. Katie Gunter.

Doctors also say within the last two weeks they've had eight flu cases so far. The current vaccine now covers four strains of the virus.

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