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Americans urged to put flu shots on holiday to-do lists
USA Today

This year’s flu season is off to a mild start, but confirmed cases have been seen in 30 states so far — and January and Feburary are often the peak. Which is why health officials on Monday urged Americans to get their flu shots or flu nasal sprays now, so “you’re protected before the holiday season begins, when you get on that plane, train or bus to go see loved ones,” says Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.