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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
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
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
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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NJ Health Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Shots

Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O'Dowd is urging all New Jersey residents to get a flu shot. 

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