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this week ? it's hard to even begin to think about cold and flu season.... but it's just around the corner... and that means flu vaccinations are available... newsroom k?i?m?t news 3's kaleb gill?lock is live in the news room with what options are available to cerro gordo county residents. kaleb? katie, according to the mayo clinic, it is important to get your annual vaccine because in severe cases... the influenza virus can have deadly complications. we know that kids get sick and it's something that every parent has to worry about. the holiday season is just around the corner, which means that flu season is too. usually around the holidays you're going to start seeing influenza activity. so how are locals attempting to prevent catching this potentially deadly virus? we really encourage at our home a lot of hand? washing. we know that germs are going to be going around but, trying to teach our kids at young age that it's important to wash their hands. while this is a good first step, it is not the only way to prevent the flu. the most important thing about the flu vaccine is as with any vaccine is that they want to prevent complications and deaths from this deadly disease. the flu vaccine does do that; it does need to be more effective but it is your best chances at preventing the complications. but there are several different types of vaccines. there's different flu vaccine products out there on the market and we also have flu vaccines available specifically for adults 65 years of age and older. bethany says it is important to get your annual vaccine because the virus is always changing. it always is changing and mutating. there's a little bit different strands. but there is a particular type of strand that infects most people. the ones that cause the most trouble and make people really, really sick are your a? strands. there's two different a? strands in all of the vaccines out there. so, like i said... those are just a little bit different than last year hoping to continue and try to be as close of a match as possible. but children in the classroom are especially susceptible to the virus. it comes in waves. yeah, it definitely you bethany tells me me that most insurances will cover the cost of the vaccine, but the cerro gordo county public health immunization clinic offers it for as little as 35 dollars for those without coverage over six months of age. no appointment is necessary. live in the news room, kaleb gillock, k?i?m?t news three. thank you kaleb. medical professionals suggest getting a flu shot if you're pregnant.... a young child or over the age of 65. other dairy products are a great source of calcium. but if you're restricted from dairy, there are nondairy options for calcium intake in your diet. and as jason howland explains some of them might surprise you.xxx to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis, your body needs a certain amount of calcium ? in general between 1,000 and 1,200 milligrams a day. "so a glass of milk ... has about 300 milligrams," says dr. bart clarke, a mayo clinic endocrinologi st. "so two glasses of milk, a cup serving of yogurt would give you almost 1,000 milligrams right there." but what if eating or drinking dairy isn't an option? "if you can't take dairy products because of lactose intolerance or you have other dietary preferences that limit that, not to worry because there are so many other foods out there that have calcium," says dr. clarke, who is medical editor of mayo clinic guide to preventing & treating osteoporosis. common alternatives to milk are almond milk and soy milk, particularly the kind that is calcium? fortified. certain vegetables are higher in calcium, including rhubarb, spinach, black? eyed peas, okra and broccoli. other options include tofu, hummus, sunflower seeds, calcium? fortified orange juice, shrimp, and canned sardines and salmon. "so there's a variety of ways you can get through dietary sources ? foods that you like but at the its an on?going topic that has caused plenty of controversy... how austin ? is working to embrace and make every culture in the community ? feel included.