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Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
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Flu vaccine recalled by GlaxoSmithKline for lack of effectiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems.

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Drug Store Chain Starts To Offer Seasonal Flu Shots
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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

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Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
Getting a flu shot. (Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)
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Amy says you should get your flu shot

I talk to a lot of people who still have misconceptions about getting a flu shot.

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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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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(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
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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
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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Flu Shot
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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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