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Flu/Hepatitis A inoculation. General practice nurse gives a female patient an intramuscular injection in the arm to vaccinate against influenza (flu) and Hepatitis A. Both flu and Hepatitis A are viral infections. Gamma globulin (antibody) injection gives temporary immunity against Hepatitis A. There are a variety of influenza strains, of which only the type C virus can be vaccinated against to provide life- long immunity. For type A and B influenza viruses, vaccination must be repeated each year.
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