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George Eberhardt, then 107, receives his annual flu shot Oct. 18, 2011, in Mendham, N.J. The updated vaccine now being given appears to work well against the two new strains of influenza expected this year, government officials said Thursday. Eberhardt turned 108 Saturday.

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George Eberhardt, then 107, receives his annual flu shot Oct. 18, 2011, in Mendham, N.J. The updated vaccine now being given appears to work well against the two new strains of influenza expected this year, government officials said Thursday. Eberhardt turned 108 Saturday.

Flu vaccine offers latest protection

By Dr. Lauran Neergaard
The Associated Press

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Last year’s flu shot won’t shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe, and the updated vaccine appears to work well against them, government officials said Thursday.

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