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Workers at the clinics educated participants on how to recognize and prevent flu, emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated — especially when living in close quarters at a shelter, a press release said.
Dr. Gloria Beecher, the health board’s nursing director, said homeless people might not have the resources to access the vaccinationif not for the clinics.
“We targeted this population because they often suffer from other chronic diseases which put them at higher risks for complications if they get the flu,” Beecher said in a statement.
The names of the participating shelters were not immediately available.
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