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Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Hispanic Americans are hit particularly hard by influenza with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to 9.5 million Hispanic Americans will suffer from the flu in an average year. Yet, vaccination rates among this population are seriously low. continue reading »

Many in Latino and Black Community Avoid Getting Flu Shot Imperiling their Health

It’s flu season and as millions of American’s get their flu shots there is a segment of the population that is not – minority communities. U.S. health officials say that the black and Latino communities have a 45 to 50 percent rate of immunization compared to 70 percent for the general population. continue reading »