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Officials urging Arizonans to get flu shots

PHOENIX -- Health officials are continuing to urge the public to get an influenza vaccine in light of recent data released by the Center for Disease Control.

In 2012, only 45 percent of Americans got a vaccine.

"Unfortunately, Arizona was below the national average at 38 percent, far short of the 70 percent goal we are trying to achieve," said Michael Young, a flue expert with the CDC.

According to CDC statistics, anywhere from 3,000 to 50,000 people die every year from the flu.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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