Updated: Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013, 6:29 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013, 2:08 PM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) -- Cities and towns in Rhode Island are continuing to hold flu vaccination clinics in what could turn out to be the worst flu season in years.
Ellen Slingsby, Media Relations Officer at Rhode Island Hospital says that flu numbers have been down significantly at the hospital from last month, with very few flu cases in the last two weeks.
Officials are still urging residents to get vaccinated.
Public clinics are scheduled in Barrington and in Warwick at Veterans Memorial and Toll Gate high schools starting Wednesday afternoon. Clinics are being held in North Providence and West Warwick on Thursday and in Little Compton on Friday.
Health officials say everyone six months of age and older should be vaccinated. Public clinics provide the vaccination for free and no insurance is required.
Rhode Island Health Director Michael Fine has called this flu season particularly severe and says it's not too late to get vaccinated.
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