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How much protection do flu vaccinations offer?


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Get the flu shot every year. This can reduce your risk of getting the flu by more than half. The flu shot is especially important for people over the age of 60, or anyone with asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or HIV.


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flu, flu shot, flu vaccination, prevent flu, influenza, needle


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Rated on: 12/1/2017 8:51:38 PM

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