Flu season made more complex by COVID-19

AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
State health officials and health care providers are bracing for a flu season that may further test a Rhode Island health care system already stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic. The R.I. Department of Health has ordered 650,000 flu vaccinations in the first round of purchasing, up from the 500,000 in a typical year, according…

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