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Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot – News-Medical.Net

People with heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill from the flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus.

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People with heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill from the flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus. Yet, new research finds that only half of Americans with a history of heart disease or stroke report getting an annual flu shot, despite widespread recommendations to do so. Rates of vaccination were even lower among Blacks and Hispanics, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.
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