With temperatures dropping, the chances of spreading germs and viruses rise with the more time people spend indoors and surrounded by other people. The South Central Public Health District is urging residents to get their flu shot now, before they become exposed to the flu virus.

     “Protection from the flu doesn’t start as soon as you get the vaccine,” said Public Health Division Administrator for the South Central Public Health District Cheryle Becker. “It takes two weeks for the antibodies to develop.”

     St. Luke’s is offering 10-minute appointments through Nov. 1 for patients who want to come in to receive their shot. For more information and to make an appointment, call 208-788-3434 for the Hailey Clinic, or 208-727-8888 for the Ketchum hospital.

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