Getting ready for flu season with vaccination shot

October 15, 2014 5:18 PM

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Getting ready for flu season with vaccination shot

Flu season is well on the way and doctors are urging everyone to vaccinate in order to be protected from the illness this fall and winter. Dr. Michael A. Kaplan, MD, national medical director for NextCare Urgent Care, cleared up some questions and confusion surrounding the vaccine.

A: The influenza vaccine is the No. 1 way to protect against seasonal flu. Influenza vaccination is administered by the traditional flu shot, nasal mist (ages 2-49), high-dose flu shot (ages 65-plus), along with other options that may contain additional strains of protection (Quadrivalent vaccine). ...

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