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New Flu Vaccine 2013

Quad Flu Vaccines Offer More Protection

Parents that want to give their kids added protection against catching the flu may want to seek out a new four-in-one vaccine this Fall. Most flu vaccines inoculate the patient against three strains of flu, but the newly released quadrivalent flu vaccine guards against four strains and could prevent as many as 485 deaths per year, depending on how this year's flu is spreading, the Associated Pressreports. However, these are newer vaccines, and they may not be readily available in all areas. In fact, only about 30 million doses of the 135 million produced will offer the four-strain protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The quadrivalent vaccines are being sold under the names Fluzone Quadrivalent, Fluarix Quadrivalent, and FluLaval Quadrivalent. To determine whether the four-strain vaccine is right for you and your child, consult your doctor.

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ErikaRoberg ErikaRoberg 3 years
Same song and dance, different year. Remember all the hype the media gave us in the 2009/2010 flu season about how there wouldn't be enough of the H1N1 flu vaccine to go around, and that if you didn't get it you may very likely die? At the end of that season the government was complaining that they had too many stores of H1N1 vaccine to dispose of, because of the excess... Fear mongering at its finest... make the public believe there is a shortage of your product, then couple that with planting the added belief that not getting the product TODAY will leave you dead tomorrow, and you've just created a very effective sales campaign. Fear is a big motivator.
CarolMorrisey CarolMorrisey 3 years
Why get the flu vaccine, which may contain toxins and is not effective against all strains, when all you need to do is build your immunity and make sure you take plenty of vitamin D? I haven't had the flu since 1962.
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