The 411 on Vaccines

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Flu Vaccine

The flu is not a game — it’s a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that can lead to serious health issues and sometimes even death. It's estimated that between five and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts influenza, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications of it. Try to get the shot come October/November of each year. 

(Photo: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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