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Flu vaccine may reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

New research says the flu vaccine may be good for heart health (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

There could be yet another reason to roll up your sleeve and get the flu shot.

Beyond avoiding coughs and sniffles, the vaccine has been linked to reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.

That's according to research presented Sunday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto.

To find out more about the study Daybreak reached senior author Dr. Chris Cannon, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at  Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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