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Local nurse talks flu shots, prevention

Like their colleagues across the country, Petersburg’s health care professionals are encouraging the public to get flu shots and take other precautions to keep from getting sick, or getting others sick. So far this year, Petersburg Medical Center has seen nine patients who tested positive for flu. That number, of course, doesn’t include folks who may have had the flu but didn’t go to the doctor. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Petersburg School District Nurse Stacey Dahl.

For downloadable/mobile-friendly audio, click here. For information on getting a flu shot, you can contact the Petersburg medical center clinic at 772-4299. You can also find out more about symptoms and prevention at flu.gov

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