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Mayo encourages families to get the flu vaccine over MEA

Mayo Clinic Health System encouraged families to get vaccinated against the flu over the break from school created by the Education Minnesota Professionals Conferences Thursday and Friday.

Getting immunized is the single best way to help stop the spread of influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine unless they have a valid contraindication.

Children younger than nine require two doses of the flu vaccine one month apart, if it’s the first time they’ve been vaccinated for the flu.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 507-433-8758.

For more on where to get flu shots, visit www.austindailyherald.com/2014/09/cold-and-flu-season-is-coming-early-this-year/.