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CDC: Flu Shot Important For Children

Posted on: 4:42 pm, October 19, 2012, by , updated on: 04:57pm, October 19, 2012


(Atlanta, GA) Two new studies are reminding parents that getting their kids vaccinated for the flu can save lives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu vaccine is also critical for kids who don’t even have health issues.

Researchers looked at flu deaths in children, and 43% of them were healthy.

About half the kids who die from the flu have no underlying medical problems and can die within four days of contracting the virus.

Flu complications killed more than 800 children over the past eight years, and children under five are the most vulnerable.