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Vaccination clinics will open Tuesday morning in Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring. All 7th graders must have the shots.
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.
Chicken pox is considered a childhood disease but adults can contract the virus and health experts recommend that adults who managed to escape the itchy condition as a child be vaccinated to guard against the illness.
About 1 million Americans get shingles each year in the United States, and those who have had the chicken pox are at most risk.
An unprecedented new HIV study may change how soon the virus can be detected in a person's system -- which scientists hope could lead to developing an effective vaccination.
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