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This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state remain at a relatively low level, which is about normal for this stage of flu season. But we can expect these rates to rise as we continue into the new year, and with the holidays soon upon us, now is a great time to go ahead and get vaccinated. There is more flu vaccine available this year than ever before — call your health care provider to make an appointment or search within your community to find a local flu clinic using this online search tool.

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