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Hospital preps for flu season

September 19, 2013

Paula Miller, RN (left) administers a flu shot to North Mississippi Medical Center security guard Eddie Moye at NMMC’s West Point center on Wednesday. The hospital has been giving out flu shots to its employees before the flu season officially starts on Oct. 1, and residents will be able to receive their flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the hospital’s wellness center. (Photo by Kate Moser, DTL)

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control reported 22,048 cases of the flu from Sept. 30 through the end of the year. This year, North Mississippi Medical Center is taking precautions early to make sure the community is prepared for the flu season.

Residents of Clay County will be able to receive their flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the NMMC Wellness Center. Hospital employees have already received their shots.

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