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Flu Vaccination Awareness
American Indians and Alaska Natives are up to four times more likely than the general U.S. population to die from pneumonia and other influenza-related conditions. Possible reasons for this reported by community doctors are household crowding, a lack of sanitary services, and limited access to timely medical care for people living in remote areas.