Flu clinics cancelled for state employees

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A shortage of flu vaccines has prompted the state of Vermont to cancel its flu clinics for state employees. Health Commissioner Doctor Paul Jarris is asking healthy Vermonters to forego getting a flu vaccine this year, after the supply of vaccine to the United States was unexpectedly cut in half.

Jarris says the flu vaccine should be reserved for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, people with underlying health problems and people who come in contact with high-risk individuals. The flu season usually starts in early winter.

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