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New flu shot has Tri-Staters covered

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A new flu shot will have Tri-Staters more covered than ever. New this year is a quadrivalent shot, which protects against four different kinds of the flu.

St. Mary's Pharmacy Manager Joe Merkel says researchers typically pick three strains that are expected to hit hardest. But last year, Merkel says they didn't match up with all the types of flu going around.

Both shots, the quadrivalent and trivalent shots, are now available. Merkel says both will protect against the commonly-known H1N1 virus.

According to St. Mary's, there haven't been any documented flu cases so far this flu season. If you plan on getting the flu shot, though, keep in mind it will take two weeks for your body to build up immunity.

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