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MI Below Average on Flu Vaccines



State health officials are urging Michiganders to get a flu shot, especially
since the state's vaccination rate was no better than 42nd in the nation last
year. Last flu season, only 40.8 percent of Michigans residents were vaccinated
against the flu.  This was below the national flu vaccination coverage of 45
percent.  Michigan lags behind the U.S. estimates for flu vaccine coverage in
every age group. Three influenza-associated pediatric deaths have already occurred in the U.S. so
far this season. It takes about two weeks after receiving the flu vaccine to be fully protected
against the flu virus.  This week is designated National Influenza Vaccination
week.
 

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