A Walgreen’s customer gets a flu vaccination.
"With the height of the influenza season fast approaching, a survey published Tuesday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services found a sizable number of Americans are skeptical that a flu shot makes much of a difference.
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
"Paul Biedrzycki, director of disease control and environmental health at the Milwaukee Health Department, said the vaccine is a powerful preventative to reduce the severity of flu symptoms and to tamp down spread of the disease.
"'It's still the best tool we have,' he said.
"But less than half of those surveyed —43%—said they strongly believed a flu vaccination would help protect them from the illness and nearly a third —32%—said they didn’t think it would help at all.
"The Harris Poll online survey was conducted in mid-October among 2,225 adults. Because the sample in based on those who agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys, no sampling error could be calculated."
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I got my flu shot early this year.