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What do you need to know about the influenza vaccine?

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The best way to avoid catching the flu is to get a flu shot or other vaccines. Every fall you should get vaccinated against new strains of the flu virus since the last outbreak. If you’re immunized against three or more strains, you may still get the flu. But your symptoms likely will be milder than without the flu shot.

From: Influenza Vaccine: The Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. 

Immunization Action Coalition. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

CDC: "Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children 2 through 8 Years Old." 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

Immunization Action Coalition. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

CDC: "Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children 2 through 8 Years Old." 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 09, 2018

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