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        10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

      Health Ministry: Come Get Your Flu Shots

      The Health Ministry has issued a statement reminding Israelis that flu can be prevented by a vaccine, if the vaccine is given at least two weeks before exposure. Now is a good time to be vaccinated, ministry officials said.

      Two new strains have been added to the shots this year.

      The vaccine is considered particularly important for those in high risk groups, including those suffering from heart disease, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, and liver disease.