Keeping your distance from cold and flu season

Published: Monday, Dec. 3 2012 5:58 p.m. MST

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Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
The best recommendation for avoiding the flu is getting a flu shot. Shots are typically around $25 at providing health clinics or pharmacies, while some jobs may offer a vaccine.

The flu shot typically begins working about two weeks after it is given, according to the CDC.

"Even if they are vaccinated, isolation is the best," said Vernon.

Coughing and sneezing into the crease of your arm, where the elbow is, will reduce spreading the flu from germs on the hand, said White.
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