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Don't wait to get your flu shot

LANSING (WTVB) - There are no special notices yet from the health department in Coldwater, but state officials have stepped up their calls for flu vaccinations after an infant living in central Michigan died after contracting the H-1-N-1 strain of the flu. That is the same strain that cause a national pandemic 4 years ago. Angela Minicuci at the Michigan Department of Community Health says Children under 6 months can’t get the shots and are most vulnerable and they have upgraded the level of flu activity from "local" to "regional". Last season, the flu killed seven Michigan children, the highest number since 2004.  Health officials say the H-1-N-1 strain appears to be targeting young and middle-age adults.  Many older adults appear to already be immune because of a similar strain that appeared decades ago.

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