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43% of Americans say they will not be getting the seasonal flu shot this year

From Steven Reinberg, Health Day/Yahoo News:

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THURSDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) — Although vaccination against influenza can protect people from illness and help prevent the spread of flu, many Americans say they and their children won’t be getting a shot this coming season, new surveys reveal.

Despite the attention surrounding last year’s outbreak of H1N1 flu, 43 percent of Americans say they will not be getting the vaccine this fall, according to a survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Continue reading

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