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Drive-Up Flu Shots ahead of emerging flu season

A nurse helping out with the event prepares dozens of flu shots.
A nurse helping out with the event prepares dozens of flu shots.(Ashley Boles)
Published: Oct. 11, 2020 at 5:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Last season, influenza B viruses were dominant at first. Influenza A, which is typically associated with more deaths, had started to take over in the period leading up to the recognition of COVID-19 as a concern.

A new survey reveals just 59% of american adults plan to get the flu vaccine this year. Reported flu activity dropped sharply in March as COVID-19 concerns and restrictions went into effect.

Today several Stitches locations in SE Wyoming offered flu shots, hosting Drive-Up Clinics. The talks continue on when  the Coronavirus vaccine. Amy Surdam of Stitches says they encourage people to get their flu shots so folks can avoid the flu on top of COVID-19.

The talks continue on when  the Coronavirus vaccine will be made available. A Physician says by getting the flu vaccination you are not just protecting yourself but you are protecting others you come in contact with.

Healthcare workers and nursing students administered 60 vaccines within 3 hours of the clinic opening.
Healthcare workers and nursing students administered 60 vaccines within 3 hours of the clinic opening. (KFYR)

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