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It's never too early to get a flu shot

Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 20:23:27-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Some places in El Paso County are already offering flu shots.

El Paso County Public Health says that the Centers for Disease Control recommends people get their flu shots starting in October because immunity begins to wear off after about six months. The season usually peaks sometime in January or February.

Even though it is still summer, it is still possible to get sick.

"It's not common that doctors will see it that early, but we get travelers from all over the world where the season starts earlier, so it's possible," said Kena Pina, El Paso County Public Health.

Nurses suggest seeing your doctor if you feel you might be at risk.

If you do get a shot early, booster shots can help in the event the strain of flu changes.