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  1. Flu Vaccine FAQ

    Sept. 13, 2010 -- As the 2010-2011 flu season approaches, it's once again time for flu vaccination. This year, the CDC advises just about everyone to get the vaccine. That raises questions. So does the inclusion of the H1N1 pandemic swine flu vaccine in the seasonal vaccine. To answer the questions,

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  2. CDC Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for All

    Feb. 24, 2010 -- Everybody, not just those at risk of complications, should get a yearly flu shot, the CDC's immunization advisory panel says. The CDC almost certainly will make universal flu vaccination official U.S. policy for this fall's 2010-2011 flu season, as it consistently follows the advice

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  3. U.S. Adults Dying of Preventable Diseases

    July 24, 2009 – Diseases easily preventable by adult vaccines kill more Americans each year than car wrecks, breast cancer, or AIDS. Yet relatively few in the U.S. know much about these diseases -- and far too few adults get vaccinated, find surveys by the CDC and the National Foundation for Infecti

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  4. Adult Smokers Need Pneumococcal Vaccine

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- All adult cigarette smokers should get the pneumococcal vaccine, the CDC's vaccine advisory committee today recommended. The panel previously recommended that as of 2009, adults with asthma should get the vaccine. Adults aged 65 or over, and those with chronic illness, are already a

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