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Imperial County prepares for flu season


EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is buckling up for flu season this year.

The department announced it will receive about 7,700 doses of the flu vaccine.

Dr. Stephen Munday, Public Health Officer stated, “The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective and the Public Health Department strongly advises all individuals who are eligible, to get their flu shots to lessen their risk of contracting the flu and in preparation for the holiday season.”  

ICPHD says with COVID-19 continuing to be present in the community, it is important that individuals prevent the flu by receiving the flu shot to reduce the risk of becoming severely ill.

News 11's Wiley Jawhary will have more on the Evening Edition.

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