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Brace Yourself, Government says stop Dodging Flu Shot

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The government is not holding back on flu shot recommendations anymore. At first, the government panel was suggesting 85% of Americans get a flu shot. That was there recommendation for this flu season. The group that did not have to take a flu shot included healthy adults between the ages of 19 to 49 who don’t have close contact with anyone at risk of flu and its complications.

Now, every American is supposed to get a flu shot except babies younger than 6 months and those with egg allergies or other unusual conditions. The recommendation begins this fall. In many cases, you can get the flu shot at no charge or for a small fee. If you have health insurance, you will probably be able to receive your vaccination with your doctor. Uninsured individuals are not left out local clinics offer everyone flu shots.

Even though the government is recommending the flu shot, there is a good chance that you won’t listen. Only about 33% of Americans actually get a flu shot, and unusually millions and millions of doses get thrown away annually.

Receiving a flu shot can reduce your chances of getting sick, health costs, and subsequently medical insurance premiums will stay lower for everyone when people stay healthy.

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