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January 29, 2013

County sees January flu shot rush


The hospital district is hoping the flu vaccinations are helping the attendance rate at local schools during flu season, statistics they are tracking with the schools over a several year period. 

They kicked off the annual outreach program in September by giving flu vaccinations at area schools. 

More than 6,300 students were vaccinated in the school districts alone, according to the district. 

The vast majority of children’s parents have been signing them up for flu vaccinations when the district goes to schools, something that has changed some in recent years, according to Young. 

The media coverage of a couple of child flu-related deaths in the Metroplex contributed to the flu shot rush in January, according to Young. 

“You know, we keep saying every year, 50,000 people in America die from the flu every year,” Young said. “People just don’t think that.”

“I want people to know that we’ve given 10 percent of the county flu shots,” Young told the board.

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