With the winter months fast approaching, the time has again come for flu shots. The Center for Disease Control recommends the vaccinations as the most effective way to prevent the flu, especially for those most vulnerable.
Those at the greatest risk include:
According to Maxim Health Systems, as many of 65 million Americans either catch the flu or fall victim to flu-related complications. Of the nearly 200,000 are hospitalized and 36,000 die.
Common side effects of flu shots, according to Stormont Vail Healthcare, include soreness or redness in the vicinity of the shot, which usually goes away after a few days . Other side effects, like fever and aches, are reportedly extremely rare and the risk of a severe reaction is less than 1 in 4 million.
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