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R.I. flu vaccination campaign kicks off

PROVIDENCE – As flu season begins amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Island health officials say they are aiming for a 90% flu vaccination rate...
AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flu season made more complex by COVID-19

State health officials and health care providers are bracing for a flu season that may further test a Rhode Island health care system already...
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

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

PROVIDENCE — The recurring flu virus strain, H1N1, is predominant this flu season, which bodes well for Rhode Island as about 10 percent more...
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

DOH urges flu shots as region starts to see increased activity

PROVIDENCE — Flu activity is about level with this time last year in Rhode Island, accounting for 0.59 percent of physician office visits, but...

CDC recommends getting flu shot before October ends

PROVIDENCE – Flu season is near, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated against the virus strains that cause the...
THE CDC reports the current flu vaccine is more than 59 percent effective for children up to eight-years-old against the H3N2 flu virus, the most common strain this season. / COURTESY CDC

Vaccines still recommended as flu season wanes

PROVIDENCE — Flu vaccinations remain your best defense as Rhode Island’s reported influenza-like illnesses continue to wane. Flu-like illnesses comprised of 2.2 percent of all...
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