Vapid but Vital: Vaccination


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Last  month, my closest friend called repeatedly about her daughter (who I will call “Karen”) who is pregnant with her third child.  This young mother-to-be developed a febrile illness, with a deep productive cough and myalgias, fatigue, headache, and chills, the classic presentation for seasonal flu.  Ultimately, that was the diagnosis.  Pregnant women are one of the identified high risk groups during an influenza outbreak.  

According to the CDC: