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Hundreds Get Shots In Sherman Amid Dangerous Flu Season

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SHERMAN, TX -- Free flu shots were given out to hundreds at a special one-day clinic in Grayson County today.

Grayson County Health Department director John Teel says a total of 513 patients received shots on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sherman.

This is the first time in several years that they've have had a mass vaccination clinic. Health officials say they decided to hold the five-hour-long event after the flu killed a 73-year-old Whitesboro man and several others in the Metroplex.

"The incidence of 2009 H1N1 flu strain or that sub-type has us concerned," says Teel. "It has spiked sharply in December and early January. There have been almost 60 deaths in North Texas from 2009 H1N1."

The Health Department will continue to give out shots for $20 on Tuesday afternoons in their Denison office and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Sherman. Teel says flu season wraps up by April.