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Everyone Needs A Flu Shot, Even Occupiers

Occupy Boston got a two-week reprieve today when a judge said she’d decide by Dec. 15 whether the city can clear the tents in Dewey Square.

Still, with peak flu season arriving, and with Mayor Thomas Menino citing potential public health hazards as one reason the encampment’s got to go, occupiers recently set up a special site under the health tent, a public-private partnership of sorts to try to keep protesters feeling well.

WBUR intern Jack Cheng reports:

Just outside of South Station, in the shadow of Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, rows of tents are pitched in the grassy plaza of Dewey Square. One of the tents sports a red cross: This medical tent is staffed daily by volunteers trained to deliver first aid. But given the number of people living in close quarters, and with winter approaching, the question of flu — and how to prevent it — quickly became a priority. Continue reading