The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
September 14, 2015
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Influenza Vaccine for 2015-2016
September 14, 2015 (Issue: 1477)Annual vaccination against influenza A and B viruses is recommended for everyone ≥6 months old without a specific contraindication.
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