Another reason to get a flu shot
NEW YORK - NY —
20,000 people die each year from the flu. Now, doctors say the flu shot can do more than just ward off influenza.A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it can also prevent heart attacks. Authors found those who received the shot were at 55% lower risk for a heart attack after the shot. Also, doctors stress the need for those 65 and older to get the flu shot, because 90% of fatal flu cases are among seniors.