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Influenza is near

With the threat of COVID-19 still looming, medical professionals say it’s critical for people to get a flu shot this year. The 2020 flu season was mild, which could be attributed to so many people masking up, but this year could be different. Nurse Kim Smith with the Laclede County Health Department said there are steps you can take to protect from the flu…..

 

You should continue washing your hands throughout the day, and flu vaccines are now available at many pharmacy locations and through your primary physician

 

It’s important to remember that the symptoms of influenza and Covid-19 are much the same, and can be very serious….

 

A flu shot is important for the elderly, children and those with serious health conditions. Smith reminds everyone that a vaccine against covid 19 will not protect your against the flu.

 


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