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This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.

Roane Co. man climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for Parkinson's research

Roane Co. man climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for Parkinson's research

Last month, we told you about a Roane County native who was preparing for the climb of his life.

Roger Long was planning to summit Mount Kilimanjaro this month, raising money for Parkinson's research.

It's a fight for a cure that's personal; at 36, Long was diagnosed with the disease.

We're happy to share with you that Long made it to the top of the highest mountain in Africa!

Mt. Kilimanjaro is 19,341 feet above sea level.