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In Adults, Shots Are Best for Flu

For the best protection against winter flu, adults may just have to roll up their sleeves and take shots the old-fashioned way.

After reviewing the medical records of more than one million members of the United States military over a three-year period, researchers have found that conventional intramuscular shots reduced doctor visits for flulike symptoms by up to 54 percent, while an intranasal vaccine curbed flu-related visits by just 21 percent at best.

Read the full article here, in the New York Times or the full study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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