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Annual flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Benefits from flu vaccination include fewer illnesses, doctors’ visits, and people missing work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.  If you have not been vaccinated yet this season, it’s not too late!

Our tips to stay healthy this flu season include #1 – Get vaccinated; and #2 – Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs. Everyday actions include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – germs spread this way.

In good health,

Kathy Luhn, Allen County Health Commissioner





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The Allen County Bike and Pedestrian Task Force is now officially a local host for the National Bike Challenge, which runs from May 1 – September 30!
Our local goal is 100 riders and 60,000 miles.

The Challenge point system gives 20 points for the first mile per day, and 1 point for each extra mile, encouraging people to use their bikes more often, even for short rides. This helps to level the playing field for riders who ride more miles less often. Here’s the link to the website:

So please spread the word! Consider signing up as an individual, or with a team or workplace.

PS –Remember to sign up for the bike and pedestrian counts, coming up the week of May 4-8:
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