Flu and Chronic Conditions
For individuals with chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease including asthma, annual flu vaccination is very important. A flu infection puts them at increased risk for serious long-term complications. Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, says getting vaccinated significantly reduces hospital admission rates for stroke and heart failure, as well as death.
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