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Rates of flu-like illness continue at relatively low levels, according to this week's report. But winter is officially upon us, and we can expect these rates to climb as we head into January and February. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to get a flu vaccine. It's absolutely not too late — find a local flu clinic at this searchable online database or call your health care provider today.

In the meantime, a brief program note: next week's flu report will be published on Friday, December 30th. After that, we'll return to publishing on Thursdays as usual. 

Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season! 

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