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Sandoval takes a needle to promote public health
by Associated Press
Nov 22, 2011 | 752 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval receives a flu shot Tuesday from Washoe County Health District Officer Dr. Joseph Iser at the WCDH clinic in Reno.
Tribune/John Byrne Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval receives a flu shot Tuesday from Washoe County Health District Officer Dr. Joseph Iser at the WCDH clinic in Reno.
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RENO (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is rolling up his sleeve and taking a shot in the arm to promote public health.

The first-term Republican received a flu shot in Reno on Tuesday, a day after Washoe County health officials confirmed the first case of influenza.

Sandoval tweeted about his injection, saying, “a shot is the best prevention.”

It takes about two weeks after being vaccinated to build up immunity.

Influenza is highly contagious, and health officials say the seasonal outbreak likely won’t peak until January or February.

Symptoms include aches, chills, fever, sneezing, coughing and gastrointestinal distress.
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