Flu season slow to arrive in southern Utah in 2016

December 2, 2016
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video– The warmer temperatures across the nation this fall may have something to do with the slow arrival of flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting low numbers of outbreaks so far this season. Utah is no exception, with only a few cases reported statewide. However, there have been three people hospitalized in southern Utah due to the flu this season.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is encouraging people to get their flu shots before the season begins to make sure they are protected.

Flu vaccinations are available at your local health department, doctor’s offices and clinics as well as at various pharmacies. Most flu vaccines are covered by health insurance, but if not, they cost around $20.

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