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Flu shot linked to lower heart attack, stroke risk

October 23, 2013

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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November 24, 2013

You might wish to read this. Yes you are right there were some defective batches by Glaxo Smith that may have kille a child.

D.L. Miller
October 30, 2013

On 10/26/13 I got a sore throat and a dry, painful cough. By that evening I had a fever of 102, a tremendous headache and body aches. The fever has recurred over the last 4 days and I am exhausted. These symptoms are exactly like the (confirmed) flu I had 18 years ago. I’ve had a flu vaccine every year since then, having vowed not to ever let that happen again. I’ve always made sure I got my vaccine before Halloween and my intent had been to get it on the very day I became sick. I guess next year I’ll be sure to get the vaccine earlier!

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