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State Health Officials Recommend Flu Shots

By Daniel Cherry | Published 17 Oct 2012 05:45pm | comments
State health officials are urging Mississippians to prepare now for flu season. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports...
 
That's State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier getting a flu shot yesterday in Jackson. Flu season doesn't start until December, but health officials say now is the time to get a flu vaccine. Dr. Currier with the Mississippi Department of Health points out, flu shots are available across the state.
 
"You know almost anywhere. It's pretty amazing. At your physician's office, at your health care provider's office, at you local health department, a lot of pharmacies have flu vaccine, it's pretty easy to do. So a lot of different places you'll see signs everywhere for flu vaccines."
 
Currier says it's impossible to know how severe this year's flu season will be until cases start showing up in the state. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, extreme fatigue, and in more severe cases, death.

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