Prepare for flu season with flu shots

Posted: 12:06 PM EDT Oct 22, 2013   Updated: 12:35 PM EDT Oct 22, 2013
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 30,000 deaths occur annually as a result of flu and associated complications. Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disorder.  

With last year’s flu outbreak ranking among the worst in recent history, Mayo Clinic experts are offering advice and dispelling many misconceptions about the flu to help people stay healthy.