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New York state reminds residents about flu shots

October 06, 2017 05:25 AM

New York state is reminding residents to get their flu shot.

Flu season typically begins in October and runs through May. Seniors, young children, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are among those at highest risk for serious complications.

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Last year, nearly 13,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized because of the flu. Eight children died.

In addition to getting your flu shot, experts say the best protection is washing your hands.

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