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Should I get a flu shot?
I'm worried about the flu epidemic but I haven't gotten the flu vaccine yet. My father has congestive heart failure and I'm around my grandchildren and their friends quite a bit. I also have heart valve disease (mild but being monitored) but am otherwise healthy. Do you recommend the flu shot?
submitted by Helen from Austin, Texas on 1/17/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, James T. Willerson, MD
Yes, please get the Flu vaccine now. It's not too late and can help protect you and your family members. Thank you.
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Updated January 2013