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• People who have an anaphylactic allergy to eggs, or who have had shock-like reactions to previous vaccinations should consult their doctors.

• The flu vaccine only contains the types of flus that health experts expect to be a problem that season, and therefore a vaccination will not protect you against all forms of flu viruses. It is still effective in preventing an estimated seven out of 10 recipients from getting the flu.

• Flu shots are safe at any stage in a pregnancy, but you should consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

More information on flu bugs can be found on the B.C. Health Services Web site at www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/hlthfile/ under "F".

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