“This is his first time getting the flu shot,” said his wife, Zulma Ramos.
Last week, the CDC said the flu again surpassed an “epidemic” threshold, based on monitoring of deaths from flu and a frequent complication, pneumonia. The flu epidemic happens every year and officials say this year’s vaccine is a good match for strains that are going around.
Flu vaccine finder: http://www.flu.gov
CDC flu info: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
AP Photographer Bebeto Matthews in New York contributed to this report.
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