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Lane County Health Urges People To Get A Flu Shot

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lane County is urging people to get a flu shot.

It’s an annual plea from public health officials. But this year, getting your flu shot takes on added meaning,  Lane County spokesman Jason Davis said during an online press briefing Tuesday.

"The last thing that we want to do is deal with influenza outbreaks and COVID outbreaks," said Davis. "That provides a new level of complexity in terms of disease response. It could potentially mean a disastrous situation for our community.”

As for the coronavirus, Davis said Lane County’s rate continues a slow but steady decline, with the majority of new cases still occurring in people who have traveled out of the area.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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