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posted: 2/13/2014 5:00 AM

Some advice while the flu season lingers

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Recently some dude wrote a letter stating that people should know the research before getting a flu shot. But why bother getting research that may not be accurate? You trust your doctor? Then listen to him, not some dude who isn't qualified.

Many seniors die of complications from the flu, and if you have any weak or stressed-out organs, like heart, liver or kidneys, the flu will further stress them. I'd rather see seniors stay on the top side of the grass as long as possible.

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If you have any allergies such as eggs, you won't be able to get the shot.

The last time I had the flu was 1991. So two things I want to tell people:

1. Check with your doctor and if it's OK get the shot. Medicare will cover it.

2. Never open your windows during the flu season. A neighbor did and got influenza.

Thomas Carras

Elk Grove

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