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Health Minute: Flu Vaccination

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

Flu season hits its peak in the winter months. The best way to protect yourself is to get a yearly vaccination. Flu typically causes difficulty breathing and can lead to pneumonia. Other symptoms of flu include fever, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. It is especially important to get the flu shot this year so we can distinguish the flu from the COVID-19 virus, which has similar symptoms.

It takes two weeks to develop antibodies against the flu, so vaccinations typically begin in September and are available to anyone over 6 months old. For more information on flu vaccine in your area, contact your personal health care provider, or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.
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