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Health emergency prompting more people to get flu shots

  Secretary Robin Davis, 40, of Ballston Spa, gets her flu shot from physicians assistant Michael O'Brien at Scotia Glenville Family Medicine on Monday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Secretary Robin Davis, 40, of Ballston Spa, gets her flu shot from physicians assistant Michael O'Brien at Scotia Glenville Family Medicine on Monday.
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When Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted his sleeve to get a flu shot Thursday, then declared a public health emergency for New York state two days later, people took notice. In the thick of what health officials are calling the worst nationwide influenza outbreak in four years, people who weren’t motivated earlier are now following the governor’s lead and heading to pharmacies, clinics and doctors’ offices for a flu shot. “We’ve seen a big surge of ...

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mabeec
January 15, 2013
4:08 p.m.

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If you have had the flu, is it possible to get it again?

dan
January 15, 2013
4:12 p.m.

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Yes, the flu is a rather generic term for a virus that changes each year. Chances are, you wouldn't get the flu again that season, but this is why they say to get shots every year, because the shots change from year to year to best fight that year's strain.

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