Health officials recommend flu shots

While parents are relieved that many kids went back to school, health officials fear it will help only spread the already rampant flu virus.

The fear is that many kids who are still sick from winter break will return to school with the active virus.

This year marked the earliest flu season hit in more than a decade.

"If we have students who are ill and they're coming to school then they're not going to only infect or potentially infect their classmates, but they also run the risk of infecting our teachers, staff, parent volunteers," said John Althardt, Indianapolis Public Schools.

It's not too late to get a flu shot. Health experts say the season usually peaks in February.

You can get the flu vaccine at the County City Building in South Bend or the County Services Building in Mishawaka. Shots are $25.

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