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        Flu Vaccinations:

        What You Should Know

Influenza vaccination is the primary method for preventing the flu and the severe complications that come with it.
  • Inter Valley Health Plan does not cover and/or reimburse fees charged for flu shots given at non-authorized sites such as drugstores, senior centers, etc.
  • The same viruses are contained in this year’s vaccine as in last year’s: Influenza A (H1N1) previously known as swine flu. Influenza (H3N2), and influenza B.
  • You need to get vaccinated again this year, even if you were vaccinated last year. Immunity to flu viruses declines over time and may be too low to provide protection after a year.

  •  Adults aged 65 and older are at increased risk of serious complications from the flu.
  • Most flu related hospitalizations and 90 percent of deaths related to flu occur in
    people aged 65 and older. People with chronic medical conditions are also at high risk of developing flu-related complications.

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