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People enter a pharmacy next to a sign promoting flu shots in New York January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Many younger U.S. adults skipping flu shots

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Just over a third of U.S. adults ages 18 to 65 got the flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to an analysis released on Tuesday, and if that trend holds for the current flu season, many adults may be at risk.

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most prevalent flu strain this season is H1N1 - the same strain that caused the 2009 pandemic and afflicts otherwise healthy children and young adults.

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