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Get the flu shot, state urges


October 1, 2020

Flu season has arrived and the Wyoming Department of Health is urging citizens to get their flu shot to help avoid the double impact of a serious flu season combined with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Influenza A, which is the type of flu associated with more serious illness and death, was beginning to take over as the dominant strain when Wyoming imposed restrictions for the pandemic in March. Said state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist on Thursday, the measures taken for COVID-19 likely helped to stop that spread.

However, she warned, Wyoming is under fewer restrictions as the new flu season be...

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