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Flu Season is Just Around the Corner

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

As we enter into September, flu season is right around the corner. Judi Van Hulzen, with Marion County Public Health says that all the area pharmacies and hospitals will be carrying the flu vaccine this year. She says that new this year, there will be an inner dermal flu shot available people over 18 who may be afraid of needles. It uses a very small needle, and will be available at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics. She adds that elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or lung problems are at highest risk and should get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.