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Why do we need to get flu vaccines every year?

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Flu viruses change every year, so flu vaccines must change, too. Each year's vaccine is unique, cultivated from the flu strains health officials believe will be most menacing that year.

From: Flu Vaccine Tip Sheet WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018
Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

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