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Get vaccinated, flu season is here

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -
Cases of the flu jumped in North Carolina in December and according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services 13 people have died from the flu virus so far. Five of those deaths occurred last week.

To help keep numbers down-- Vidant Medical Center held a free flu shot event at their Wellness Center in Greenville. Hundreds of people showed up for their shots; they’re heeding the warning from officials. 

Within the first hour-- more than 100 people came to get a shot or nasal spray. Vidant Wellness program specialist Jacob Perry says the rise in people experiencing flu-like symptoms sparked the idea for the drive.      

"We were surprised at the higher incidents of it, but since we had some flu mist and some flu doses left over we decided to this to protect the community."
The vaccine is readily available. Use the convenient flu vaccine finder below to locate a provider in your city or zip code. http://www.flu.nc.gov/
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