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Widespread Flu and Respiratory Illnesses Noted Throughout New York State

Flu season in the Mid-Hudson Valley has arrived with a vengeance. Physicians, hospitals, and schools are all reporting increases in flu cases.

“So many people are finding themselves home sick with the flu,” said Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH, Dutchess County Department of Health.  “The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated.  Influenza vaccine is more available than ever before at healthcare providers, pharmacies, and our Adult Clinics.”

Caldwell noted flu vaccines have a very good safety track record and can provide protection as long as they are renewed each year.

“If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, the New Year is a great opportunity to get this annual vaccination,” Caldwell added.  “A common misconception is Continue reading Widespread Flu and Respiratory Illnesses Noted Throughout New York State