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Confirmed Flu Cases Rise, Shots Hard to Find

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan health officials have confirmed 338 flu cases at state-run labs as the virus continues to send children and adults to hospitals, doctor offices and urgent care centers. The number of pediatric deaths remains at four.

 ocal health officials say there is not a shortage of it. The supply just isn't on hand, meaning many pharmacies didn't expect such a surge in demand-this early. They say if it's not available right away, it will be very soon. 

Here in Mid-Michigan, several pharmacies said they had no regular flu shots left; some did have the high dose, which is more specialized for people of certain ages. Six Walgreens, five CVS's and two rite aids in Lansing were all out of the regular shot.

The CDC says 128 million of the 135 million flu vaccines have been distributed. L

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms that include fever, headache, fatigue, cough, stuffy or runny nose and muscle aches.

 

Southwest, central and southeast Michigan have been hardest hit.

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