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Vaccinations Encouraged as Flu Season Looms

Clinics across the country are offering vaccinations against the viruses that experts predict will be the most serious infectious contenders this season. The government is encouraging widespread use of the vaccine. Experts discuss the upcoming flu season and efforts to improve prevention and treatment.


William Schaffner, M.D., vice president, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; professor, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Peter Palese, professor, chair of the Department of Microbiology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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