The flu is here, and it's going to get worse. Why you should get your flu shot now

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www.nj.com—Full-on flu season is fast approaching. And after last year's nightmare season, you shouldn't wait much longer to get vaccinated.

Why it's your job to get a flu shot — and call in sick if you do get the flu. Seasonal influenza is a major global health concern. Worldwide, annual influenza epidemics result in three to five million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths. In industrialized countries, most deaths associated with influenza occur among people age 65 or older, who are...