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Flu season approaches peak

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It's that time of year, people are starting to become ill with the cold and flu.

Craig Hansen, Board Certified Family Physician at Black Hills Urgent Care says he has been seeing patents with influenza "A" for the past three to four weeks. He says the case numbers are higher in states south and surrounding South Dakota, which means we could see more influenza in our community.

"We are in a peak time for influenza right now. And, the best prevention is influenza vaccines that started in September or October. It's still not too late to get a vaccine because we are still seeing influenza "A" predominantly in our community." 

He says the vaccination for the flu is 80 percent affective. This means it will help eight out of 10 patients who receive the vaccination.

Before you get the vaccination you need to make sure you show no signs of fever and are not allergic to eggs.  

 

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