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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Medical offices in area flooded with requests for flu vaccines

Doctor’s offices and clinics were inundated with calls from patients Thursday seeking flu shots, a day after Boston ­declared a health emergency in response to a rising number of flu cases. Health officials said there is an ample supply of vaccine.

At Harvard Vanguard, Dr. Benjamin Kruskal, infectious disease chief, said the large medical group’s “phones were ringing off the hook” with ­patients seeking vaccinations, while Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s outpatient primary care practices experienced about a 10 percent rise in ­patients requesting immunization.

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