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Getting Vaccinated Is Best Way to Avoid the Flu

VaccinationsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control now recommends the vaccination for nearly everyone 6 months or older at the beginning of each flu season.

The annual flu vaccine is particularly important for those who are most likely to develop serious and potentially fatal complications from the flu, including anyone 65 or older; people with medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease; pregnant women; and those who live with or provide care for these individuals. For people outside the high-risk groups, the flu vaccine is recommended for two reasons, notes Zachary Rubin, MD, UCLA infectious disease specialist. "You're not only protecting yourself, but you're also making it less likely that you will transmit influenza to those high-risk people in the community," he explains. Read more »

 

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