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City of Lubbock Prepares for Flu Season

Flu season is almost here, so now is the time to schedule your flu shot.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects a record 130 million doses of the vaccine to be available. So, there is no need to postpone, no matter how low your risk.

The City of Lubbock Health Department offered its first flu shots to high risk patients in a drive thru clinic Tuesday. Flu shots will be available to the rest of the population on Wednesday.

November to March is considered cold and flu season in Texas, but there have been cases recorded as early as October.  After receiving your flu shot, it takes two to four weeks for antibodies to develop, which will offer protection from the flu for about nine months, long after the season has ended.

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Key Facts About the Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a more in-depth look who should get the vaccine and when.
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