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Medical professionals stress need for flu shot

 

PHOTO COURTESY SIDNEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Tara Stull, RN gets her seasonal flu vaccine from Employee Health Nurse Tammie Brunkow, LPN, at Sidney Regional Medical Center.

Flu season is upon us, and the perennial march to get a seasonal flu vaccine from clinics, pharmacies and businesses has begun.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that last year, national flu vaccination coverage increased to 46.2 percent, which is the highest rate since 2010.

However, that figure means more than half of the population didn't get vaccinated.

Almost everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated, ideally by October, experts say. Immunity begins about two weeks after vaccination.

"In reality, everyone should get the vaccine," said Kyle Brown, certified phy...



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