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Are You Vaccinated?

Are You Vaccinated?

Influenza Vaccine Updates

The 2013 flu season is upon us. While there is direct positive impact of influenza vaccination on infection rate, there may also be indirect mortality benefits such as improving cardiovascular mortality based on a meta-analysis published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

Nevertheless, vaccination rates remain low with less than 50 percent of those younger than 65 years old receiving the vaccine during the 2012-2013 flu season. While individuals older than 65 years old have higher rates of adoption at around 66 percent. Dr. Kathleen Neuzil of University of Washington ...

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