South Central Public Health sees flu vaccinations -- but not as much as they'd like

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) It's flu season again, which means it's time for flu shots.

This year the CDC changed some of their rules.

One of them was to stop suggesting patients get the nasal spray form of the vaccine.

They found that it wasn't as effective as the injection.

However, it was easier to give to children.

Because of this, South Central Public Health thought they'd see much fewer children, but they haven't.

“We're seeing a number of children this year just because they want the influenza vaccine,” said Cheryle Becker, the family and child health administrator at the clinic. “Their parents believe in the influenza vaccine, and they are coming in.”

This year is right on par with the previous year for flu shots.

Even though the numbers were good for kids, they aren't very high overall, according to Becker.

She said just about everyone should get the flu shot.

If you have any health concerns, she said to talk to your doctor.

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