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Virginia Health Officials: Get Your Flu Vaccine

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    Virginia Health Officials: Get Your Flu Vaccine
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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 26: (FILE PHOTO) A technician prepares a flu vaccine by drawing it from its vial through a needle into a syringe September 26, 2002 at a health clinic in Chicago. Flu-shot season officially begins next week. Health officials are calling for wider use of influenza vaccine this during the Flue season. About 36,000 people die each year from influenza or its complications. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Health officials are urging all Virginia residents six months and older to get an annual flu vaccine. 

    Flu season is quickly approaching. The Virginia Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday that it normally begins in early October and ends in late May, usually peaking in January. 

    The department says it's especially important for health care workers to get a flu shot.