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Iron County flu clinics aim to prevent 'twindemic'


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HURLEY — Public health officials say that getting the most people vaccinated with a flu shot as possible by October will hopefully avoid the “twindemic” potential of both influenza and COVID-19.

The Iron County Health Department has received its first shipment of influenza vaccine for the 2020-2021 flu season. The department guidelines are to distribute vaccines as soon as possible with the goal of vaccinating the community by the end of October.

“We don’t want to confuse the flu season with the COVID-19,” said Zona Wick, a registe...

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