RIDOH: Flu shots up 10% this year, vaccine covers predominant strain

FLU VACCINES are up 10 percent over last year, a good sign for this year's flu season, the R.I. Department of Health reports. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
FLU VACCINES are up 10 percent over last year, a good sign for this year's flu season, the R.I. Department of Health reports. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
PROVIDENCE — The recurring flu virus strain, H1N1, is predominant this flu season, which bodes well for Rhode Island as about 10 percent more people in the Ocean State this year have received the vaccine providing protection against that strain and three others. At least 378,634 doses of flu vaccine have been administered in Rhode…

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