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It's never too early to get the flu shot.

The flu vaccine is made each year based on scientists' predictions of which influenza virus strains will be most problematic in the United States. "We should employ that vaccine as widely as possible, particularly for those who are susceptible to heart failure", she said.

"The Flu vaccine can keep you from getting flu, make flu less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading flu to your family and other people, especially newborns and young infants, children, seniors, and persons at risk of complications from the flu".

Sabra Klein, PhD, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health who is leading the research effort, helped conduct studies that found females tend to develop significantly higher immune responses to the vaccine than males.

"I think some parents feel like that's an easier way to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Bhargava says.

One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. There are more flu shot clinics planned in the spring semester. "The vaccination is given as a nasal spray which is a safe and effective way of protecting not only the children themselves, but the people they may come into contact with". "But it has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of influenza, and it is far better than doing nothing".

The American Lung Association's "GetMyShot" campaign, which Han and O'Neal are both spokespersons for, has resources aimed at people ages 50 and older about the dangers of the flu and the importance of vaccination.

10, from 9 a.m. -12 p.m., the Louisiana Department of Health, New Orleans Department of Health and New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps will offer flu shots at Joe Brown Park (5601 Read Blvd.). Speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to determine which is best for you.

"Diana and I encourage Illinoisans to safeguard their health by getting a flu shot", Gov. Rauner said.

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