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Flu Activity Still Widespread Across Virginia

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VIRGINIA (WRIC) - The State Department of Health's most recent data shows 3 to 4.5 percent of patient visits to emergency rooms and urgent care centers have been for flu-like illnesses.

There's already been one flu death in Virginia this year, a pre-schooler in Northern Virginia.

Doctors say getting the flu vaccine is still the best way to fight off the virus.

There are several more weeks in the flu season, so you still have time to protect yourself.

The HCA West creek emergency center is offering the shot for free, while supplies last.

Adults 18 and older are eligible. No appointment or insurance information is necessary. Call 804-784-1000 for more information.

 

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