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There’s a Vaccine for the Virus You Should Be Worried About — The Flu

Ebola may be grabbing all the headlines, but the virus we’re all far more likely to catch and get seriously ill from is one that’s very preventable: the flu.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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More Kids Protected From Flu; CDC Says Keep It Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials are urging families to do even better this time around.

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Flu Raging In Amarillo

The High Plains is often the last to see new products, companies and innovations.  We were also on the tail end of the current flu epidemic.  It's here now and taking Amarillo by storm.

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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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The Panhandle Not Immune To Massive Nationwide Flu Outbreak

A major flu epidemic is raging nationwide.  Even though our area is somewhat isolated we are not immune to the outbreak.

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

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With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines

Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced.

But now the FDA is saying, Not so fast.

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