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The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the Commonwealth in the past seven days. Flu is unpredictable though, and it’s too soon to say whether we’ve seen the peak of flu season just yet. In any event there is still plenty of value in getting a flu shot, because even after the flu season hits its heights, flu will continue to circulate in our communities well into March and beyond. Call your health care provider, your local board of health, or a local pharmacy today and get vaccinated!

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