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Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine

February 14, 2014

Duke University reports that out of the first 55 patients hospitalized at its University Hospital this flu season, twenty-two required intensive care and only two of those had received the flu vaccine. Those hospitalized were, on average, 28.5 year old healthy young men and women. Out of the 33 who didn’t require ICU, only 11 had received vaccines. And the 2009, H1N1 strain seemed to be the most common culprit in ICU patients. So, doctors basically said, “Come on folks a $30 would save a lot of dough in costly hospitalizations and a whole lot of hassle.”

[ Read the Article: Unvaccinated Flu Patients Found To Require More Intensive Care ]