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Nebraska DHHS encourages people to get a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

Americans encouraged to get flu shot as US prepares to battle both flu and COVID-19
Posted at 12:47 PM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 13:47:46-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It's National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is urging people to get their yearly flu shot.

According to DHHS, most flu activity peaks between December and February, but significant activity can last through May.

It takes roughly two weeks after getting the flu shot for antibodies to develop and protect against infection, so it's best to get vaccinated before influenza viruses start to spread in the community. The flu shot protects against the flu for at least six months.

DHHS says it's not too late to get vaccinated, and if someone has already had the flu, there are still benefits from getting the shot.

Visit this website to find locations where flu shots are being administered.

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