DOH urges flu shots as region starts to see increased activity

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention recommends getting immunized against flu. Above, the map shows that the current rates of flu are sporadic in R.I. but higher in Connecticut and Massachusetts. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention recommends getting immunized against flu. Above, the map shows that the current rates of flu are sporadic in R.I. but higher in Connecticut and Massachusetts. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
PROVIDENCE — Flu activity is about level with this time last year in Rhode Island, accounting for 0.59 percent of physician office visits, but if last year is any guide, a steep spike could begin next month with neighboring states already seeing higher rates. Last year at about this time, Rhode Island had attributed about…
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