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02 December 2008

Should I have the flu injection?

People in the high-risk group should get the flu vaccine, and the vaccine is recommended for any adult or child older than six months.

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People in the high-risk group should get the flu vaccine, and the vaccine is recommended for any adult or child older than six months.

The vaccine contains three strains (See: the content of the flu vaccine) expected to be active during the current flu season, and is effective in 70 - 90% of cases.

It is recommended that all except those severely allergic to eggs (see: Who should not be vaccinated) should opt for vaccination every autumn.

 
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