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Preparing for flu season

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By Ren Marie Carter of Cedar Creek Senior Living

If you are reading this article today, you are in the group of Americans over the age of 6 months that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for receiving the annual flu vaccination.

Each year there are three influenza viruses that are expected to be the most common during that year’s flu season. The seasonal flu vaccine contains protection from these and is typically available as an injection or as a nasal spray.

We have all seen an increase in the availability at our local pharmacy departments offering the vaccine onsite.

The Madera County Public Health Department is also offering flu vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. There is a $5 administration fee for each flu shot although the website states that no one will be refused services if unable to pay. Flu shots are for persons 12 years of age and older...


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