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More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak
More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak

Call it the Ebola effect. A lot more Marylanders are volunteering for that shot in the arm that may protect them from the flu this year. Flu vaccinations were up about 30 percent in September around the state to more than 95,000, according to early data reported to the state by pharmacies, health departments and some doctors' offices. Officials can't explain the rise, but say some people might have been motivated to roll up their sleeves by all the publicity given to the small number of Ebola cases in the United States stemming from a deadly outbreak in West Africa. Public health officials have been using Ebola to remind people to get flu shots, said Dr. Joshua Sharfstein,...

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