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Flu shots already available as health experts say influenza may not wait for winter

[KSTP-TV News, September 13, 2021] Beginning Monday, Allina Health clinics across the metro started offering flu shots by appointment. Even though it's still technically summer, some health experts are concerned the flu season won't wait for winter.

"This year, you ought to go get it as soon as you can," said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health.

There are worries this year's flu season could begin at a time when emergency rooms are already filling up and testing capacity is stretched thin due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on September 13, 2021 in influenzaVaccine

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