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Flu season off to a slow start

The latest numbers from the Mississippi State Department of Health show so far there have been fewer cases of the flu this year in comparison to last year.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 10:44 PM
Updated: Dec. 17, 2018 9:11 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The latest numbers from the Mississippi State Department of Health show so far there have been fewer cases of the flu this year in comparison to last year.

Dr. Ty Walton of the Walton Family Care Clinic says there is still a chance things could pick up because the flu season peaks again in January.

"Now is the perfect time to get a flu shot," added Walton.

Walton says you can't get the flu from the flu shot and getting the shot does not mean you won't get the flu.

"So, the next question goes why get the flu shot?" said Walton. "If you get the flu shot you have some type of immunity on board."

Walton says groups with any immune-compromising illness, children and the elderly are at high-risk of contracting the flu.

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