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The flu: Is it worth a shot?

Information on the 2010 flu season.
Monday, September 27, 2010 | 1:12 p.m. CDT; updated 11:19 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here is the Boone County schedule for flu shots, including the consent forms that must be filled out before receiving shots:

http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Health/fluclinicschedule.php

The CDC’s official site gives general information about the flu, interactive maps of outbreaks across the nation and information on preventative measures, such as shots:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

A recent study shows that getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of heart attack by 19%, as reported by USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/coldflu/2010-09-26-flu-shot-heart_N.htm

Take a look at National Geographic's photos of different influenza scares throughout the years and how people around the world responded:

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/influenza/#/influenza_1007_600x450.jpg

Here's the flu.gov site's videos geared towards helping children learn ways to prevent the flu:

http://www.flu.gov/psa/

 


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