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Minneapolis offering free COVID-19 and flu vaccines

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MINNEAPOLIS — All community members 5 and older who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine or a flu shot are invited to get a free vaccination during an event offered by the City of Minneapolis. The first event offers both COVID-19 and flu shots.

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The importance of oxygen therapy

If you have certain respiratory conditions and are looking for something to help you manage your symptoms, oxygen therapy might be for you. Learn more here.

Tips to protect yourself from monkeypox

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends taking measures to reduce exposure to the monkeypox virus, which is transmitted between people through close contact with secretions from the respiratory tract or skin lesions, as well as recently contaminated objects.

Minnesota reports first case of monkeypox

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today reported a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in the Twin Cities area. Initial testing was completed on Saturday at the MDH Public Health Laboratory and confirmatory testing is being done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The patient likely was exposed while traveling abroad.

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