The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending early flu vaccinations to individuals six months of age and above.

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The C.D.C. says that last year's flu season was one of the worst in the past ten years.

Plain and simple.  A flu vaccination will greatly reduce a person's risk of contracting the flu.

The flu virus is very contagious.  If one person catches it, there's a very good chance others at his or her home, work, or school will get infected.

The flu most often spreads through sneezing and coughing.

Usually, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become effective after it's administered.

Flu vaccinations are available now, here in New Jersey, at your doctor's office or at pharmacies throughout The Garden State.