In a typical year, only about half of American adults get a flu shot.

This year, physicians and health officials in the Crossroads are trying to increase that percentage in the hopes of avoiding the calamitous effects that an aggressive flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic would have on local hospitals.

Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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