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Flu Shot Resources
1. Flu Shots: What You Need to Know
2. Free and Cheap Flu Shots for 2013
3. Is the flu shot a good idea for kids?
4. When is the best time to get a flu shot?
5. Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
6. Dr. Oz - Should you get a flu shot?
7. Answers To Your Flu Vaccine Questions
8. 10 Things You May Not Know About Flu Shots
9. Top 13 Flu Myths
10. More Reasons To Get A Flu Shot
11. Which flu shot is best for you?
12. Types of flu shots
13. What is Flu-Mist?
14. High dose flu vaccine
15. Intradermal flu vaccine
16. 5 Things to Know About the Flu Shot
17. 10 Convincing Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot
18. Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Expert
19. Flu Season Etiquette
20. How long does a flu shot last?
Facts about the flu and flu vaccination
1. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. Source
2. 90% of flu related deaths occur in people 65 years and older.
3. The “seasonal flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
4. Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications.
5. For the 2013-2014 flu season, manufacturers will produce 135-139 million doses of flu vaccine to be distributed across the country. Source
6. Only the U.S. and Canada actually encourage everyone older than 6 months to get the flu vaccine. Source
7. The first influenza pandemic was recorded in 1580.
8. Worst flu pandemic ever? The 1918 flu pandemic killed between 30-50 million people across the world. Source
9. In the 1940s, the US military developed the first approved inactivated vaccines for influenza, and the first human flu vaccinations were tested.
10. In 1946 it was discovered that influenza strains change annually. Source
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