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Doctors Recommend Getting Flu Vaccine before Peak Season

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 17 2018 Oct 17, 2018 October 17, 2018 3:54 PM October 17, 2018 in News

WESLACO – Rio Grande Valley doctors are encouraging everyone to get the flu shot now that peak season is around the corner.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu cases increase from December through February.

Daniel Ortiz, a physician’s assistant, says even if you get the vaccine you still need to take steps to protect yourself.

The CDC says if the flu is not treated, certain complications can arise, including pneumonia requiring intubation.

KRGV’s Cecilia Gutierrez has the details.

Watch the video above for more information. 

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