The presence of the H1N1 pandemic flu strain does not mean that other flu strains aren't still hazardous to the general public. While scientists and public health officials continue to work on vaccines and formal response to the pandemic, they are encouraging the general public to still consider a seasonal flu shot this fall. This will help protect against those additional flu strains that routinely cause sickness and are a contributing factor to nearly 30,000 deaths in America each year. This year's seasonal flu vaccination will start in September which is a little earlier than usual. Consider getting a seasonal flu shot this year!
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