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Roll up a sleeve — it’s flu shot time

Pharmacies give shingles vaccine for first time ever

Various flu shots available at Price Chopper in Clifton Park on Sept. 10, 2012.
Various flu shots available at Price Chopper in Clifton Park on Sept. 10, 2012.
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Flu season is on the horizon, and in preparation, area pharmacies and physicians’ offices are already offering immunizations aimed at warding off the contagious condition caused by influenza viruses. Beginning in mid-October, pharmacies will for the first time also offer a vaccine to help prevent shingles — a painful version of the chickenpox virus. According to the state Department of Health, between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population comes down with the flu ...


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Sparkys_Dad
September 11, 2012
4:06 p.m.

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How convenient. Flu season is back. Says who? Big Pharma, that's who. Their job is to scare the heck out of us, make us get our flu shots (even thought there is no flu) and it's working. So, all of you rush out and get your flu vaccines! My annuities are counting on you!

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