Health officials urge flu vaccinations

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As of this week, the state’s Office of Vital Statistics had recorded 16 deaths directly caused by the flu this season. This time last year, there were 42, said KDHE spokeswoman Miranda Steele. The state’s reporting period lasts from September to May...

Flu season still has a month to go, and with the re-emergence of the deadly 2009 H1N1 strain, health officials are quick to remind people that vaccinations remain available. “The good news is that …