CHICAGO (CBS) — If you didn’t get a flu shot this season, health experts say there’s still time.

WBBM Newsradio’s Jim Gudas reports.

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Divya Mohan-Little of the Illinois Department of Public Health says the vaccine could either protect you from the flu or at least help reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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Mohan-Little says there’s a good reason why you’d want to get a flu shot if you haven’t.

“Influenza in Illinois, the activity still remains widespread,” says Mohan-Little.

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If you think you’re coming down with the flu, Mohan-Little says your doctor could prescribe anti-viral drugs such as Tamiflu that might help ease the severity of your symptoms and reduce your recovery time.