Jewish Journal

Get Your Flu Shot

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

August 24, 2012 | 5:43 pm

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Temperatures are dropping. Children are returning to school. (Parents are elated.) Families are planning a last summer outing on Labor Day. It must be time for flu shots.

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    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

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