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How to know if i have to get a flu shot since my husband is in the military or can i refuse?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The military: will not dictate that you (as a dependent) have to have an influenza vaccine. However the CDC states: 'All people 6 months of age and older should get flu vaccine.' You can check site at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are the: Spouse of an active duty member you will be offered influenza vaccination but your would not be forced to recieve it.

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