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Health care professionals still recommend getting your flu shot

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It's not too late to get a flu shot.

Health care professionals say you start building up anti-bodies as soon as you receive the vaccination, and it is fully effective two weeks after.

At the Mercer County Health Department, they have seen their largest increase in flu cases during the month of January.  February also tends to be a peak month.

If you would rather not have a vaccine, nurses say, washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to avoid catching the flu.  

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