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Recapping The City Health Department's Flu Twitter Chat

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 11, 2013 11:00PM

We like to imagine Mayor Emanuel walked around City Hall coughing without covering his mouth after getting his flu shot. (Photo credit: City of Chicago/Brooke Collins)

It is flu season and, as Samantha noted a few days back, Chicago area hospitals are overwhelmed with patients who were admitted with severe cases of the flu.

The Chicago Department of Public Health and Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair organized a Twitter chat during the lunch hour Friday to educate residents about the flu, where to get a flu shot, and (in what we thought was already common knowledge) how to keep it from spreading.

We used Storify to put together a timeline of the chat.