The Kent County Health Department has teamed up with the Grand Rapids Griffins to spread the message about the importance of getting your flu shot.

They say everyone (over 6 months) needs to "Take The Shot" because it's the best way to prevent getting the flu.

The flu shot prevents more than 7 million Americans from getting the flu every year. The flu is also costly – about 87 billion a year in the US due to direct medical costs, lost earnings and deaths.

The flu is deadly – depending on the year and the strain somewhere between 3000 and 49,000 people die.

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