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Best way to greet flu season? A flu shot, says WDH

A Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official says the most recent influenza season demonstrated the virus is likely back to more normal patterns following the pandemic and is expected to be a threat in the coming months for Wyoming residents.

“We recommend a seasonal flu shot for everyone six months of age and older who hasn’t already received one this fall because these important vaccines reduce and help prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH.

“Flu shots are safe and continue to be our most import...