Flu season is in full swing and physicians urge everyone to get their flu shot if they have not already done so.

Dr. Chris Earnhardt, a family medicine physician, said the flu shot reduces a person’s likelihood of getting the illness by 50 to 70 percent.

“Every year is different and it depends on the strains that are circulating that year and how close they’ve been able to get those strains put into the flu shot,” he said. “I’ve definitely seen an uptick in the flu over the last six weeks. In previous years, we’ve seen a lot of flu in the

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