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State Says Not Enough Hoosiers Getting Flu Shots

12/9/2013

While the nation is in the midst of flu season, state health officials say Indiana ranks 13th worst in the nation for flu vaccinations.

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Indiana State Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joan Duwve says not enough Hoosiers are getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control reports only about 40 percent of Hoosiers are getting flu shots. That figure drops to 32 percent for those between the ages of 18 and 64 and about 28 percent for those between 13 and 17 years of age.

Duwve says getting vaccinated is not only about individual health but public health overall. She says it's not too late for folks to get flu shots which are safe and do not give you the flu.

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