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This week's flu report shows that seasonal flu has yet to arrive here in any significant way. Flu season doesn't usually get going until later in the fall — but flu can be unpredictable, and with the holiday season fast approaching now's the time to get your flu shot out of the way. Flu vaccinations are available from most health care providers so call your doctor to make an appointment today. If you're interested in finding a flu clinic in your area, click on this searchable vaccine locator.

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