State leaders recommend flu vaccination

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ILLINOIS — Governor Bruce Rauner and other state leaders got a shot in the arm Wednesday to urge people to get flu shots.

Rauner, the lieutenant governor and Department of Public Health director rolled up their sleeves for the shot of prevention.

Flu season typically begins in October and runs through May, with the peak being between December and February.

But, last year, flu season came early. Medical staff say the best way to prevent the virus is with the shot.

Vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6-months and older.

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