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    Basic facts about the flu vaccine

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    The influenza (flu) vaccine is one of the most important measures you can take to protect your health. Flu vaccines are safe and provide protection against the various strains of influenza. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine for anyone over age 6 months who has not…
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    Egg allergies and flu vaccinations

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends influenza (flu) vaccinations for children and adults — even in people with egg allergies. Although it is true that most flu vaccine shots and the nasal spray flu vaccine are manufactured using egg-based technology, the amount of egg protein in flu vaccines is…
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    High-dose flu vaccines

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    For most people, the typical, regular-dose influenza (flu) vaccine is enough to protect against seasonal flu infections. But for those 65 and older, a stronger, high-dose vaccine may be recommended. Like other flu vaccines, high-dose flu vaccines are created from the flu strains that experts expect to cause the most…
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    Why the flu shot is important if you have heart disease

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    If you have a heart condition, one of the most important steps you can take to protect your health is a yearly influenza (flu) vaccine. The flu is particularly hard on your heart, and you want to make sure that you lower your chances of getting the flu as much…
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    7 flu vaccine myths

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    With all the discussion of the COVID-19 vaccines over the past few years, another very effective vaccine has been all but ignored — the influenza (flu) vaccine. Flu vaccines were first used in the World War II and have been one of the most effective means of flu prevention. Flu…
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    Flu vaccines and cancer

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Cancer Society recommend that patients with cancer stay up to date with influenza (flu) vaccines. This includes during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In fact, the injected flu vaccine is the only vaccine the American Cancer Society recommends getting during chemotherapy…