State health officials tout flu shots

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin health officials are urging Wisconsin residents to ignore misconceptions about getting flu shots.

State Health Officer Dr. Henry Anderson says it's unfortunate that misinformation could prevent people from protecting themselves and others around them from getting the flu. Anderson says there is no time like now to get a flu shot.

Anderson says that while the flu shot is not 100 percent effective, it is the best way to protect against getting the flu.

The flu season is unpredictable and can begin early in the fall and last late into the spring. That is why Anderson and the state Department of Health Services are urging people to get vaccinated now.

AP-WF-10-12-13 1502GMT

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