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By Dan Rudy 

Flu immunization clinic offered next week


Seniors in Wrangell will have a different weapon available this year against seasonal aches and chills brought on by influenza.

A “high-dose” vaccine with four times the antigens of the regular, “low-dose” version is being offered by Wrangell Medical Center during its annual adult immunization clinic. This high-dose version of the immunization is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adults aged 65 years or older.

According to the CDC’s website, human immune defenses weaken with age, placing older people at greater risk of severe illness from influ...

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