TITLE

Flu shot: More important than ever

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Consumer Reports on Health;Nov2008, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the importance of vaccination against influenza. The author notes it can make symptoms less severe especially to high-risk people including pregnant women, children aged 6 months to 4 years, and people 50 years old and above. Furthermore, he suggests precautions aside from vaccination which include hand washing, quitting from smoking, and having plenty of sleep.
ACCESSION #
34716176

 

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