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(KTVI)- Fall is hereand winter is right around the corner. According to the CDC, winter is the time for flu. Flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks in January or later. That means now is the time to get your flu shot so you and your family are prepared.

MediNurse is ready to help. They anticipate giving more than 40,000 flu shots this year. More than 500 companies partner with MediNurse as part of a preventive wellness program to maintain a healthy workforce and lower insurance costs. Flu shots can reduce absenteeism by up to 36%.

The seasonal flu shot is an inactivated virus. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot, but you may have minor redness or soreness at the injection site. After you get the vaccine, it takes up to 14 days for it to become active in your body.

Website: Medinurse Corporate and Community Health Services