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Bruno Mbango Enyaka gets his flu shot at a community health center in Portland, Maine, on Jan. 7.
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January 15, 2015 The vaccine is only about 23 percent effective against the dominant flu strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's because the strain mutated slightly.
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A little nudge via text can help parents get the kids in for a second flu immunization, a study finds.
December 29, 2014 It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.
A flu shot would have helped protect young adults, but most didn't get it.
February 13, 2014 Young people are usually less likely to become seriously ill with flu, but this season looks like an exception to that rule. Blame the H1N1 strain. Even though the flu vaccine is less than perfect, getting a shot each year can make the illness less severe, doctors say.
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