Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

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For that reason, he said, people who know they have heart disease should be especially vigilant about getting an annual flu shot. Everyone else, he said, should continue to get vaccinated to guard against the flu, which can be plenty serious on its own.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone six months and older, especially people with certain medical conditions, pregnant women and those aged 65 and older.

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For more about flu shots, head to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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