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Health officials begin tracking Oregon's flu season

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Flu season is officially underway and on Friday the Oregon Health Authority released its first numbers tracking the virus in the state.

So far, so good.

Health officials have only seen a small number of flu cases reported, but they just started tracking it this week, and said it could take off any time.

“Flu seasons can peak anytime between October and May, so the best protection is getting the flu shot as soon as you think of it. I've already gotten mine, so if you don't get it now, again, it's never too late," said Dr. Jennifer Vines, deputy health officer with the Multnomah County Health Department.

Health officials also recommend regular handwashing, getting plenty of rest and eating right to boost your immune system during flu season.

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