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Health Officials Remind Citizens To Get Flu Shots

State health officials are reminding citizens across West Virginia to get a flu vaccine even though the COVID-19 pandemic overshadows many health concerns this year.

The West Virginia Immunization Network is (WIN) concerned about the seasonal flu coinciding with the pandemic as the contagious respiratory disease that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, and death has a season that runs from fall to late winter, with high activity between December and February.

WIN said in a news release that with the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and similar symptoms between these two contagious illnesses such as fever, cough, chills, body aches, runny nose, and headache, many are concerned about the impact of the upcoming flu season on communities that are struggling with COVID-19.

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