With the holidays fast approaching, Philadelphia's health commissioner wants to make sure you and your family are protected.
City leaders are urging people to get their flu shots. They're actually talking about it later Thursday in a news conference.
They say November is a great time to get a flu shot.
After all, it takes a couple of weeks to kick in, and flu season typically starts in December.
So, if you get the vaccine soon, you'll be covered for when the virus ramps up.
We spoke with Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole ahead of Thursday's news conference.
Bettigole says getting a flu shot now also means you'll be covered for the entire flu season, which runs until at least February, sometimes March.
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