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Benton Franklin Health District Explains Why People Need Flu Shots

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Health experts suggest getting the shot soon. Health experts suggest getting the shot soon.

TRI-CITIES, WA- Health experts warn people to get flu shots now to be prepared for the upcoming flu season. 

Across the nation many people have already decided to take advantage of flu shots.

The Benton Franklin Health District continued to explain how important it is to get a flu shot this year is.  Health experts said the shot will help to prevent you and others from getting sick, especially the really young and the elderly.  There are different methods of vaccination, everything from the actual shot to nasal spray. 

"The more people in the community that are vaccinated, the less likely we are to see outbreaks of the flu. That's why it's so important for this time of year. If we can get as many people as possible vaccinated, our whole community will have a much healthier flu season," said Heather Hill with the Benton Franklin Health District.

Other ways of prevention are frequent hand washing and avoiding touching the eyes and mouth after touching surfaces to prevent the spread of germs. 

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