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Health officials encourage early flu shot this year

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Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While data for the 2018-19 flu season has not yet been collected in West Virginia, health care providers warn that the season has begun, and it’s not too early for individuals to get vaccinated against the virus.

Statewide reporting for each flu season does not begin until Oct. 1, explained Allison C. Adler, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The Mingo County Health Department has received their stock of flu vaccinations. They give the shots from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

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