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October 18, 2018

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the flu shot. But following a winter in which more than 80,000 people died from flu-related illnesses in the U.S. — the highest death toll in more than 40 years — infectious disease experts are ramping up efforts to get the word out. “Flu vaccinations save lives,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams told the crowd at an event to kick off flu vaccine awareness last week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “That’s why it’s so important for everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year.” But many Americans ignore this advice. The U.S. vaccination rate hovers at about 47 percent a year. This is far below the 70 percent target. And college students are among the least vaccinated. “We have long known that college students are at a particularly high risk of getting and spreading flu viruses,” says Lisa Ipp, an adolescent medicine specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Yet, on U.S. college campuses, flu vaccination rates remain strikingly low,” she writes in a 2017 post published by the Natio

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October 4, 2018

Which flu shot is best? With all the medical jargon involved, getting a clear idea of what exactly is the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine can be understandably difficult. Our aim is to translate that information into simpler terms for our patients to understand what it is and who qualifies for it.

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