Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an expert on infectious diseases. Hospitals, pharmacies and public health authorities are ramping up efforts to prevent a “twindemic” – the flu and COVID-19 – that could wreak havoc in emergency…

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