Officials push flu shots as strain changes

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An uptick in influenza cases across Indiana has led health officials to encourage residents to get a flu shot if they haven’t already.

During a news conference Monday in Fort Wayne, officials said there has been a shift in the strain of flu from H1N1 to H3N2.

If you’ve already had one strain of the virus, you still could catch a different strain, officials said.

Health experts said it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

The flu season typically peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended everyone 6 months or older get a flu shot each season.

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