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Esther Cruz of Haverstraw gets a flu shot (Credit: Angela Gaul)

Esther Cruz of Haverstraw gets a flu shot from nurse Donna Scarangella of West Nyack at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Flu shots

Health experts say myths about the vaccine stops people from getting vaccinated. County boards of health and local physicians are working to dispel that and other myths in an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible -- as early in the season as possible.

Esther Cruz of Haverstraw gets a flu shot
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Esther Cruz of Haverstraw gets a flu shot from nurse Donna Scarangella of West Nyack at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Public health nurse Myrtise Losier of New City
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Public health nurse Myrtise Losier of New City administers a flu shot to Barbara Hart of South Nyack at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

From left, Nathan Berman of Chestnut Ridge half
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Nathan Berman of Chestnut Ridge half smiles, half-grimaces at public health nurse Bonnie Sullivan as she gives him a flu shot at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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Public health nurse Myrtise Losier of New City
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Public health nurse Myrtise Losier of New City prepares to administer a flu shot to William Meumier of Tallman at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

From left, Esther Cruz of Haverstraw prepares for
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Esther Cruz of Haverstraw prepares for a flu shot from nurse Donna Scarangella of West Nyack at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Janet Green of Suffern rolls up her sleeve
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Janet Green of Suffern rolls up her sleeve for a flu shot at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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