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Flu Vaccines: Exploring The Latest Science & Why Not Everyone Gets The Same Benefits

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(From left) Tom Luljak with Helen Meier.

As we edge closer to winter, all of us most likely have a “to do” list before we settle in for the cold spell. And I suspect many of us – if we haven’t already done so – have getting a flu shot at or near the top of the list.

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk about the latest science on flu vaccines. It turns out not everyone gets the same benefits from the vaccine. Why not, and what can you do about the disparity? Helen Meier, assistant professor at UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health, is here to tell us.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.