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Typically, the seasonal flu is most likely to affect children and the elderly who have weaker immune systems. This was not the case for the more recent H1N1 flu, which affected people in the “healthy adult” age bracket, most between the ages of 18 and 64. The Spanish flu was a similar story.
The flu can be one of the most dangerous health conditions on a college campus because of the close proximity of people, but only 10 percent of college students received a flu vaccine in 2009. Here are some basic facts to know about this year’s vaccine.