DPHHS: Stay healthy this winter and get the influenza vaccine

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is encouraging all Montanans 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated now against influenza in order to decrease their risk of becoming ill with the flu.

In Montana, the flu season usually peaks in February and lasts through May. Officials say the vaccine is readily available.

The influenza vaccine is the best form of protection against the flu and provides protection throughout the entire flu season, even when vaccinated in the early fall. The composition of the flu vaccine is reviewed and updated yearly to better match circulating...

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