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Editorial: Flu vaccine important for yourself, others




This year’s flu season has hit unusually early and with an unusually strong punch.

There has been a dramatic increase in cases of  influenza across the country compared with last year, with widespread flu reported in 47 states, including Indiana, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts are calling this the worst flu season in a decade.

Flu usually peaks in February, but already 20 children have died nationwide. And there are four months to go in this year’s flu season.

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