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Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot!

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is joining with state and national partners in emphasizing how critical it is for individuals to stay as healthy as possible during this global pandemic. One such action is getting your flu shot.  “This year, this may be the most important flu shot of your […]

Take the Quiz: Flu Shots

Flu season is approaching. According to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, last week there were 60 new cases of flu reported in the state. Since October 2, there have been 15 influenza-related hospitalizations and one influenza-related death. The predominant strains of the flu virus being reported are Influenza A and Influenza A(H3N2). […]

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Take the Quiz: Flu Shot Facts

This post originally appeared on our site in 2014. Influenza (the flu) is a dangerous and sometimes deadly illness. 78 South Carolinians died from the flu during the 2013-14 flu season. Two of those deaths were children under 18. There have already been 654 confirmed cases of flu this season, higher than average for our […]