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Unformatted text preview: exposed the flu within 1-2 weeks of receiving the vaccination it is likely you could still be infected. Caption describing picture or graphic. Caption describing picture or graphic. ♦ The vaccine prevents Influenza in 70-90% of those that receive the vaccination. ♦ The most common side effects of the vaccine include swelling, soreness and redness of the injection site, other side effects that are less common such as fever, headache and sore throat can occur. The vaccine works by inserting a weak strain of the infection into the body. The body then builds up immunity to the infection and when exposure may follow later, the body is immune to it. Influenza is a highly mutable infection and it changes every year, and is therefore a good idea to get the vaccine every year....
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- Fall '08
- Microbiology, flu shot