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At least 16 die of flu in Trinidad and Tobago

At least 16 people have died so far this year in Trinidad and Tobago as health authorities embark on a major influenza vaccination drive.
 
The Ministry of Health said as at last Friday, the number of suspected cases for this flu season had reached 2,738. 
 
The ministry said the number of vaccines administered to the public so far was a little more than 16,000.
 
The Ministry of Health said children and people with chronic medical conditions should be among those getting the vaccine.
 
Jamaica's Health Ministry on Monday urged persons to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves as the country is in its flu season.
 
The Ministry said flu cases in Jamaica often begin to increase in October to November, peak between December to March, and can last as late as May.
 


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