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Dec. 30, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Flu Vaccine

Health officials are alerting residents even though this year's flu vaccine mirrors last years, you still need one.

Just like last years, the vaccination guards against 3 types of influenza viruses, including H1N1. But the director of the Missouri Department of Health says that doesn't mean you are safe if you got the shot last year.

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The state says nearly 18,000 Missourians will come down with the flu this season.