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Spike in seniors fighting the flu

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The Centers for Disease Control says the number of seniors hospitalized with the flu has jumped. And experts are calling this a worse-than-average flu season.

The elderly and the very young are at highest risk from the flu. Doctors say if you or your child has flu symptoms, do not go to work or school to stop its spread. They also say it's not too late to get the flu shot. But it can be hard to find.

Drugmakers produced about 135 million doses of the flu vaccine this year, but there are less than 7 million left.

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