Officials urge residents to get shots amid ‘worst flu season in 10 years’

COLUMBIA — As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which was last week, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) encouraged residents to get their flu shots during what it termed the “worst flu season in 10 years.”

“South Carolina is currently having its most active flu season of the last decade, making it more important than usual to get a safe and effective flu shot,” the agency said in a news release.

DHEC urges eligible residents to get their annual shot as soon as possible.

“A high level of flu activity started much earlier this flu season than it usually does, and its impact on South Carolina communities has been compounded by the rise

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