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Flu Season Drawing Near



By Elizabeth Ruiz

Cases have already been reported in California--a sure sign that we'll soon be hearing more about the flu. While no cases have been reported just yet in San Antonio, the experts said it ius tiem to begin thinking about getting that flu shot.  

Metro Health's Dr. Anil Mangla told 550 KTSA News this year's vaccine protects against four strains--as opposed to the usual three.  

"(That) means there's going to be two "A" stains and two "B" stains (in the vaccine)" Mangla said. As for timing, he said sooner can certainly be better than later.

"Your body takes about two weeks to develop these antibodies, so it's safer to be vaccinated earlier--than waiting for the season to start" Mangla said.  



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