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Walgreens Braces For Surge In Demand For Flu Shots

In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, a sign telling customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store is seen in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)
In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, a sign telling customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store is seen in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Hospitals and pharmacies are stocking up on flu vaccines in anticipation of a surge in demand for them this season.

The flu can strain the health care system in normal times, so health experts have been sounding the alarm about what it could mean this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Dr. Kevin Ban, chief medical officer for Walgreens.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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