Flu Shots Still Recommended As Flu Season Continues
State Health Officials Say Influenza Remains Widespread; 1,000 Now Admitted to ICU with Flu Virus
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The Illinois Department of Public Health says it's not too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

Public Health Spokesperson Divya Mohan-Little says the shot is the best way to protect yourself.

"Influenza in Illinois the activity still remains widespread. While we are seeing a small decrease, flu seasons are unpredictable so we could see a rise too. We are in the midst of flu season."

So far this season in Illinois more than 1,000 people with the flu have been admitted to the ICU and two children have died.

Symptoms of the flu include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and body aches. If you think you're starting to get sick, it's advised to stay home from work or school and contact your doctor about getting antiviral drugs like Tamiflu.

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