Ban The Bug Kickoff 05 Dec 11

The state Health Department is kicking off its “Ban the Bug” campaign today (MON) urging Minnesotans to get vaccinated for influenza. Infectious Disease Division Director Kris Ehresmann says the first week of December is a good time for a flu shot. Ehresmann says a vaccination now greatly reduces your chances of getting the flu – or spreading it during the holidays. It usually takes about two weeks to develop maximum protection.