Flu season hitting soon


MASON CITY, Iowa – As it starts getting colder, you might want to consider getting your flu shot. November is usually the start of the flu season in Iowa and officials are asking people to get their flu shots before peak season. The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has given out 2,500 flu shots in the last six weeks.

They say now is the perfect time to protect yourself for the holidays.

“It takes a couple of weeks to really develop those antibodies to protect you against this so that’s going to put you into Thanksgiving so it’s a perfect time,” Immunization Nurse at the Department of Public Health Bethany Bjorklund said.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, flu activity is sporadic right now, meaning there are only a couple of confirmed cases.

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