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To Flu or Not to Flu?

By October 5, 2012

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As the cooler weather comes upon us so does another foe- influenza. I have recently noticed that the display boards are popping up all over town, advertising the details about where and when you can get this year's flu shot. Even among the regular population, people wonder if they should or shouldn't get the flu shot. "Every time I get it, I get sick!" or "I haven't had the flu in 25 years, why would I get a vaccine for it?" are common responses to the question.

But, if you have a lowered immune system as a result of a blood or marrow cancer, or the treatment of it, you may be especially concerned about the vaccine but even more concerned about getting the illness!

Here is is some information that may help you make your decision:

Frequently Asked Questions About the Flu Shot for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients

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