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2014 Influenza Season Information and FAQs


Is influenza infection the same as a "cold"?
What are the symptoms of influenza?
How is influenza spread?
What should you do if you get influenza?
How can I protect myself and my family from getting influenza?
How does the influenza vaccine work?
Who should get the influenza vaccine?
Does the influenza vaccine have any side effects?
Can the vaccine cause flu?
When should I go to the Emergency Department or seek medical attention?

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