One recommendation to avoid catching the flu during what is predicted to be a tough season for the virus is to get the flu shot. No, it’s not a perfect match for this season’s mutated strain of influenza A H3N2, but it should provide some protection. Besides, if you get inoculated every year, immunity to various strains of influenza will gradually build up over the years.
One recommendation to avoid catching the flu during what is predicted to be a tough season for the virus is to get the flu shot. No, it’s not a perfect match for this season’s mutated strain of influenza A H3N2, but it should provide some protection. Besides, if you get inoculated every year, immunity to various strains of influenza will gradually build up over the years. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
One recommendation to avoid catching the flu during what is predicted to be a tough season for the virus is to get the flu shot. No, it’s not a perfect match for this season’s mutated strain of influenza A H3N2, but it should provide some protection. Besides, if you get inoculated every year, immunity to various strains of influenza will gradually build up over the years. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
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Sacramento-area experts share tips for avoiding the flu this season

January 04, 2015 03:57 PM

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