Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone 6 months and up because influenza and related complications rank as the eighth-leading cause of death nationwide. Still, flu vaccines are generally only roughly 60 percent effective. 2009 file photo.
Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone 6 months and up because influenza and related complications rank as the eighth-leading cause of death nationwide. Still, flu vaccines are generally only roughly 60 percent effective. 2009 file photo. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone 6 months and up because influenza and related complications rank as the eighth-leading cause of death nationwide. Still, flu vaccines are generally only roughly 60 percent effective. 2009 file photo. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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December 24, 2014 5:50 PM

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