CDC: 36 states report widespread flu virus

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 36 states are reporting widespread flu virus.

Doctors say there's still time to get a flu shot. Inside Central Jersey Urgent Care, Dr. Markintosh Barthelemy has diagnosed 20 patients with the flu this week. Nearly all had one common denominator: Only one of the patients had the flu vaccine.

The CDC says children are more at risk for the flu. There have been 12 pediatric deaths from the flu in 2017. 

Doctors say the flu shot takes two weeks from the time you get it to build up antibodies. 

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