CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The flu has officially arrived and it is not too late to protect yourself.

Dr. Sheila Clasbey is already starting to see the flu.

Symptoms include 100 degree or higher fever, headache, body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion.

Get the flu vaccine now. It will take two weeks to provide adequate immunity. Stay away from people with flu symptoms.

Seek treatment in the first 48 hours for medication. Drink lots of fluids, rest and stay home.

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