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Influenza hits epidemic level locally; free vaccine to be available at health departments

January 9th, 2014 10:37 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Influenza hits epidemic level locally; free vaccine to be available at health departments

The national surge in seasonal flu that began in the final week of December has prompted Tennessee’s Department of Health to make the flu vaccine available at no cost beginning today. 

Locally, Dr. David Kirschke, director of Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office said, “The epidemic is starting now.” 

“It just started to kick in the last couple of weeks. ... Nationally, the information confirms it is severe.” 

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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