6 Groups of People Who Should Get the Flu Shot

November 13, 2014 2:05 PM

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6 Groups of People Who Should Get the Flu Shot

Flu season is quickly approaching here in the United States, and many Americans who should get vaccinated will not. Seasonal influenza is a “serious public health” issue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), that can cause severe illness and even death among high-risk populations.

While the annual influenza epidemic touches nearly every part of the global population, some groups are at high risk of complications or even death. About 250,000 to a half-million deaths worldwide are related to seasonal influenza and not other respiratory illnesses like H1N1 or ED-68.

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