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Although winter's cold may be subsiding, the risk of serious illness or death associated with the flu still exists and now, a resurgence of the H1N1 virus is causing a dramatic rise in deaths of younger people.
Suspicions and misconceptions about the flu vaccine are everywhere. Some say they caught the virus despite being vaccinated, others say they've heard this year's vaccine is ineffective and others worry they got vaccinated too early -- or too late -- for it to work.
The flu season is on track to be nearly one of the worst in a decade, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.