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Written by on January 28, 2018

New York pharmacists are now being allowed to administer flu shots to kids. It’s the main feature of an executive order signed yesterday by Governor Cuomo to combat the flu epidemic. There were nearly eight-thousand confirmed cases across the state last week, the highest number the state’s seen since it began reporting flu cases in 2004. Cuomo says with pharmacists giving flu shots to kids ages two to 18, parents are more likely to get their kids vaccinated because of improved access and convenience.

With the flu epidemic widespread across the country, many people are concerned over what they should do if they become sick with the virus.
Dr. Susan Rehm with the Cleveland Clinic recommends first looking for specific symptoms to make sure you have the flu.

Doctors recommend if you start to feel these symptoms, get home, get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids to avoid being dehydrated.
The Cleveland Clinic recommends anyone who hasn’t gotten a flu shot to get one, since any protection is better than none at all.

Dave Chase is the new general manager of the Batavia Muckdogs.
Chase has a career in baseball that spans over four decades including stints with six minor league baseball teams, work in a baseball broadcast booth and a term as commissioner of the Prospect League.
Chase said the fact that an experienced manager like himself was hired to run the local ball team shows the NYPL’s commitment to Batavia.
He steps in to run a team that has had an uncertain future for more than a decade, however Chase said his primary focus is to take care of the Miami Marlins players and make sure they have a quality experience in Batavia and to re-establish the team in the mind of the fans.

A traffic stop in Corfu finds a Rochester resident with a record of 27 license suspensions.
64 year old Louis Warren was stopped for speeding on Alleghany Road in Corfu.
A license check revealed that Warren had a whopping 27 suspensions.
Warren was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and given an appearance ticket for Corfu Village Court.

County law enforcement cracking down on drunk driving over Super Bowl weekend.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia and Village of LeRoy Police will participate in the special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown runs from February 2nd through February 5th.

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