NH Health Dept recommending flu vaccine

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says it's not too late to get the flu vaccine.

It's National Influenza Week, and the department's division of public health services is highlighting the availability of the vaccine. The flu season has just started and generally runs until May.

The department said in the 2012-2013 flu season, nearly 50 percent of people who were eligible received a flu vaccine in New Hampshire.

There are plenty of doses of flu vaccine available in New Hampshire and it is recommended for everyone who is at least 6 months of age.

José Montero, director of public health, said since September, 92 school-based clinics have been held and it is expected that about 5,500 students will be immunized this influenza season at their schools.

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