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HCA Healthcare experts urge: it’s time to give the flu vaccine another shot

It’s a season just like winter, spring, summer and fall. However, unlike the four seasons, this is one we don’t look forward to: flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 42.9 million cases of flu, resulting in up to 647,000 hospitalizations and up to 61,200 flu-related deaths. “Flu…
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Flu Season Continues – We Must Ensure Vigilance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s flu season is the most severe season in recent years, with widespread flu activity in 48 states. Influenza viruses are likely to keep circulating for another 10-12 weeks, thereby presenting us with an imperative duty: we must ensure vigilance in preventing the spread…
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Doctor says: Flu vaccine recommended for pregnant women

As you may have heard, the United States is experiencing a severe and deadly flu outbreak this winter. With widespread illness and a high rate of contagion, experts at HCA Healthcare affiliate The Woman’s Hospital of Texas are suggesting that everyone receive a flu vaccine, especially one of the most vulnerable populations – pregnant women.…
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