This year’s flu vaccination, based on predictions of viral mutations, has not been as effective as last year’s against the most pervasive strains of flu, said Shruti Gohil, assistant professor of infectious diseases in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. Still, health experts recommend the shot …. “Even if you get the flu, your body can do a better job of fighting it if you’ve been vaccinated,” Gohil said. But the vaccination tends to be a harder sale with young adults, Gohil said, as does going to the doctor once they are sick.
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