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Flu season is possibly the most dreaded time of the year. It’s cold, snowy, gross outside, and everyone seems to be getting the winter blues. Oh, and throw on top a disease that killed 80,000 people last year. It all makes for the perfect storm, quite literally.

Many people get the flu shot every year, but some don’t, and since flu season can last from October to May.

Tanner Peterson said, “ My mom makes me get the flu shot, but if my mom didn’t make me get a shot then I wouldn’t.¨

The flu is something very serious, and can have a lot of bad side effects. People that have had the flu before can attest that it is not fun.Olivia Latham said, “It sucks, you get fevers, and then you get the cold, and it’s just not fun, but I get to miss school!¨

The flu can also last up to 3 weeks, which is a really long and painful amount of time. People who do get the flu shot are getting it to prevent the possibility of having these symptoms.

According to the CDC, the risks to getting the flu shot include, which include headaches, stomach pains, joint aches, and possible allergic reactions.

At some places flu shots are free, like CVS, and Target. Target will even give you $5 in Target cash! It has been deemed safe to get flu shots, unless you have a very weak immune system.

So this season, getting the flu shot might just be a life saver.

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