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Its that time of year again. Flu season.

Which means the time is now to get your flu shots for the year.

Candy Hurd, a nurse with the Raleigh County Health Department, told 59News the flu vaccine protects against 4 strains of the flu. Besides being up to date with your shots, she said there's more ways to keep from being sick this season.

"We recommend good hygiene, making sure you wash your hands to prevent the spread of illness to others. Make sure you wipe off door knobs and keyboards, anything that is used frequently," Hurd told us.

The flu vaccine is especially recommended for small children and the elderly.