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New flu vaccine could reduce future sick leave


Last updated 1/11/2018 at Noon

It doesn’t take a scientist to know that the flu, which peaks during winter, is dangerous. From 2010 to October of 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports as many as 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths from influenza.

Similarly, it does not take an expert to make the connection between being absent from school and lower academic success.

A Johns Hopkins study in Baltimore concluded, “a strong correlation between sixth-grade attendance and the rate at which students graduated from high school on time.”

Given the inferred relationship between influenza and...

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