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Associated Press, Published December 09 2010

Only a third of Twin Cities kids have flu shots

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new survey finds only about a-third of Twin Cities children have gotten a flu shot so far this year.

The survey also finds more than two-thirds of older adults in the Twin Cities have been vaccinated.

Minnesota's immunizations chief, Kristen Ehresmann, tells the Star Tribune that there are plenty of flu-vaccine supplies in the state, and there's still time to get a flu shot before the influenza season peaks.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted the survey In mid-November.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Department of Health reports another flu-related death, a woman over 75 years old in northeastern Minnesota.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.