Why you should get a flu shot -- and now

The CDC is urging people to think about getting their annual shot.

Last season, the number of people hospitalized for the flu was more than 700,000. That’s considered a massive outbreak, and 180 children died.

The CDC released a statement recommending everyone six months and older get a flu shot.

If you start to see symptoms of the flu—things like fever, cough, sore throat, runny, stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting—stay home and don’t travel.

The CDC recommends you get that shot by the end of October.

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