How to Be a Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

December 17, 2014 5:39 PM

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Each year, many myths and misconceptions circulate about "flu shots." People tend to have a variety of opinions about whether they are worthwhile and whether they actually make a difference in terms of protection against the flu. One reason for this is that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine can vary from season to season. Additionally, there are a number of factors that contribute to the likelihood that the flu vaccine will protect from the flu.

This year, you may have heard that the "flu shot" may not protect against the flu. What this means is that the vaccine may not be very well matched for the actual influenza viruses that are making people sick. While this doesn't mean that the flu shot won't work, a recent alert from the Centers for ...

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