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NJ health officials: Get flu shots early

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined health officials in recommending that all state residents get a flu shot - but now comes word some doctors are reporting shortages of vaccine.

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Fewer Americans getting flu vaccination

It kills more than 20,000 Americans each year and sends 250,000 to the hospital with complications and yet, new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) find that less than half of all Americans are being vaccinated for the influenza virus.   

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Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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CDC urges healthy adults not to forget their flu shots

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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NJ Court Rules for Nurse in Vaccine Refusal Firing

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey appeals court says a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot.

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(Credit: Joanne Myers, ThinkStock)
(Credit: Joanne Myers, ThinkStock)
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Flu Season Hitting the Younger Population [AUDIO]

Most of the time, exposure to influenza is most dangerous for older individuals, but this year just the opposite seems to be true.

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Flickr / Daniel Paquet
Flickr / Daniel Paquet
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How to Avoid the Flu

Each year hundreds of people die from it, thousands are hospitalized.  It's one nasty bug you don't want.

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What Would You Do if Flu Shots Were Mandatory? [POLL]

People are usually very passionately for it or against it when it comes to flu shots. I'm for it. I believe in the science of it. I don't believe you can get the flu from a dead virus. I don't believe there's any medical conspiracy. I never used to get a flu shot in my 20's. It wasn't that I was afraid of them as many people are. I just never thought about it.

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Against a Flu Shot? This Could Change Your Mind [AUDIO]

Symptoms of the flu don't only include a high fever, weak muscles and a sore throat. The ramifications spread to the workplace, schools, family and other segments of people's everyday lives, according to the 2013 Flu Impact Report from Walgreens.

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Flickr User, USACE Europe District
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Ready or Not, Here Comes Flu Season [AUDIO]

It may feel like summer outside, but the calendar says fall, and as we head into the month of October, flu season is getting underway in the Garden State.

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Adam Gault, Getty Images
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New Flu Shot For Those With Severe Egg Allergies

People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots.

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