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- Website: NHS Choices
- Resource type: Article
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If you are over 65 or have a serious medical condition, you may be more vulnerable to the effects of flu. Talk to your doctor about getting an annual flu shot.
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influenza, flu vaccine
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Rated on: 9/8/2014 12:15:35 PM
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