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The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We’ve seen these rates head up and down over the past few weeks, which is an indication of how unpredictable flu can be. Here in New England, most flu seasons don’t peak until February or even mid-March, so there’s plenty of reason to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. There’s still plenty of flu vaccine available, and you can get yours by calling your health care provider or local board of health or by visiting a pharmacy near you.

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