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No flu shot? What's your excuse?

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 28 2014 - 7:50pm

Influenza - Reality ChecklistExcuse: I'm worried about side effects or getting flu from the vaccine (33 percent)Reality: Side effects are uncommon and usually mild. They include soreness or redness at the injection site, body aches, and a low fever lasting a day or two, according to the CDC. Vaccination cannot cause flu illness.

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18-64 age groups hit hard by flu this year

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 28 2014 - 7:47pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Influenza is striking more people between the ages of 18 and 64 this year, the same age group of those who are the least likely to be vaccinated.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season is still widespread nationwide as well as in Utah, with more than 60 percent of hospitalizations hitting the...

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Five deaths in Utah from influenza

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 14 2014 - 7:29pm

Influenza is well under way in Utah with widespread cases across the state.Five people have died from influenza complications, according to the Utah Department of Health, and 369 have been hospitalized. Layton resident Kerry Collett was released from McKay-Dee Hospital recently after spending 14 days in the intensive care unit. Her husband, Chuck...

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True or false: Deciphering myths, facts about the flu

Jamie Lampros
Nov 18 2013 - 4:18pm

Many people think they have the flu when they really don't. We askedWeber-Morgan Health Department Communicable Disease and Epidemiology director Amy Carter to decipher the myths and facts. How much do you know about the flu?True or false: If you've already had the flu shot, you don't need to get it again.

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