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flu jab

A popular term for a vaccine developed to protect against the strains of flu virus which are expected to be most prevalent during a particular winter. It provides 70–80% protection against the strains of flu included in the vaccination and lasts for a year. It is offered to people in at-risk groups (e.g., pregnant women and the elderly) who are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu.
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I want all Pennsylvanians to know it's not too late to get vaccinated, and I am urging everyone who is eligible to take advantage of the free flu vaccines we are offering this week across the commonwealth," said Secretary of Health Dr.
16 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers estimated that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine reduced a person's risk of visiting the doctor due to flu by 23 percent among people of all ages.
Alicia Fry, a flu vaccine expert at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was involved in the study.
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Experts say it could take eight to 10 more years of testing before a universal flu vaccine would be ready.
A Flu vaccine is inactivated, so it cannot give you the flu.
Researchers with the Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute said they found a human antibody that protects against influenza A and B strains -- knowledge that may one day be used to create a universal flu vaccine, (http://abcnews.
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