Why Skipping The Flu Vaccine Could Harm Your Sense Of Smell

January 23, 2015 4:23 PM

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(Reuters Health) - In a small new study, skipping the flu vaccine was associated with a higher risk for trouble with a sense of smell or taste.

Researchers say the results are preliminary, but since respiratory viruses are a common cause of a lost ability to smell, it's possible that the flu could be a contributing factor.

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