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Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains
Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains

These are the calls public health officials don't want this time of year, from procrastinators who haven't gotten the flu vaccine asking if it's still worthwhile. "I tell them, 'Of course it is,'" said Doris Hare, communicable disease program manager with the Carroll County Health Department. "The holidays is usually when the [flu] shows its nasty head. Particularly during Christmas." Warning that this winter could become a severe flu season, local health officials are urging the public to get inoculated for flu. Complicating their jobs is that the vaccine isn't as effective against a virulent strain now circulating. The U.S. Centers...

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