FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - There should be plenty of flu shots
available to state residents who don't want to wage their annual
battle with the bug.
Public Health Commissioner William Hacker says there have been
no manufacturing or shipping issues this year, meaning there should
be plenty of vaccines to go around.
National guidelines say children ages six months to nearly 5
years old should receive a flu shot each year. Adults over the age
of 50 are also urged to get the shot.
The state also suggests residents wash their hands often to
protect against germs and avoid close contact with those who are
sick. Officials say people who come down with an illness should
stay at home if they can to prevent the illness from spreading to
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