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Though she’s no fan of needles, reporter Rachel Shirey gets a flu vaccination Friday. Despite “epidemic” levels statewide, the Southern Crescent hasn’t been hit hard by the bug, and local medical facilities are doing their part to keep it that way.

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Despite state flu ‘epidemic,’ county not hit hard

JONESBORO — The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting “epidemic” flu activity across the state, saying the virus is “hitting Georgia harder this year than it has in nearly a decade.” But Clayton County does not appear to be in crisis mode.

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