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    Don't let your guard down, even if you got the flu shot

    Updated: Jan 16, 2013 7:04 PM CST
    Written by: Sabrina Wilson -

    New Orleans, La. -- Just about everybody knows someone pummeled by the flu virus. And health officials say, even if you have been vaccinated, do not let your guard down this flu season.

    "The only thing we know about the flu is that it's going to be unpredictable," said Dr. Frank Welch, medical director of Louisiana's Immunization Program.
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    At the state level, Dr. Welch said some people who get the flu vaccination are fortunate enough to get 100-percent protection, but he agrees the vaccine does not guarantee you will not get some strain of the flu.

    "In any given year there's usually four or five, even sometimes six strains of the flu going around. The predominant ones though, there's an 'A', which is the one that's mostly going around," stated Dr. Welch.

    "There have been reports around the country of some strains that are not in the vaccine and therefore people can get sick with that," said Dr. Mushatt.
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    Full text:
    http://www.fox8live.com/story/206074...t-the-flu-shot
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