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Flu strain harmful to younger adults

February 27, 2014
by RACHEL LEINGANG
Cronkite News Service

The CDC also recognized the low levels of vaccination among those 18 to 64. Only one-third of people in that age group had been vaccinated by November, according to CDC officials.

In Arizona, the flu vaccination rate is 34.9 percent, according to Richard Hamburg of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit dedicated to disease prevention.

“It’s a huge economic cost besides the human toll,” Hamburg said.

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