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Flu shots encouraged -- officials warn season can start any time

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Flu shots encouraged -- officials warn season can start any time

Flu shots encouraged -- officials warn season can start any time

About 2- and a half thousand people in Minnesota were hospitalized with confirmed influenza during the last flu season, and 126 influenza-related deaths were reported, including two children.

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Minnesota department of health officials say the flu season could begin anytime.

About 2- and a half thousand people in minnesota were hospitalized with confirmed influenza during the last flu season ... and 126 influenza- related deaths were reported ... including two children.

If more people got immunized, fewer people would get sick -- even people who don't get vaccinated.

That's why health officials at gundersen are encouraging everyone to get their flu shot as soon as possible.

"it's always best to have that protection before the flu season starts to make sure that you're ready to go, and we do know that it's fully circulating in the area."

So, that means between now and basically through the end of november is a great time."

Flu shot clinics officially open in late october, however, gundersen is offering the flu shot




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