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DEC 14, 2014 - Washington Times

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High rates of flu at 2 Arkansas elementary schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials say high rates of influenza at two elementary schools indicates that a strain of flu not covered by this year's vaccine is circulating in the state. Epidemiologist Dirk Haselow told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1sqie9X ) that both schools have a ...

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DEC 09, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Nearly Half Of Americans Think The Flu Shot Can Make You Sick

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible to get the flu from the vaccine," said Dr. Gregory A. ...

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DEC 07, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Why the Flu Vaccine Can't Protect Against Every Flu Strain

A mutated strain of influenza is giving public health officials a headache as they warn this year’s flu vaccine will be less effective against the virulent strain.In September, health officials detected the changes in the most prevalent flu strain so far in the U.S., the virulent H3N2, after the vaccine for this year already went into production. ...

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DEC 04, 2014 - CNN

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Flu shot less helpful, but still key

This year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an advisory to doctors.

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DEC 04, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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CDC says it is too late to make new flu vaccine for this season

(Reuters) - The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is too late to make new flu vaccines for the current flu season that could better protect against the predominant flu virus that is circulating in the United States. On Wednesday, the CDC sent a special advisory to doctors noting that one component ...

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