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Flu shots for students at Byron Elementary

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BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- Students at Byron Elementary School rolled up their sleeves on Wednesday to get a flu shot.

Byron is one of 30 schools in Olmsted County that have partnered with Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted County Public Health to offer the vaccine during the school day.

Flu shots and the nasal mist are available to students for the next three weeks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children typically have the highest attack rates during community outbreaks of the flu.

The CDC now recommends everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine every year.

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