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Kiddie Wellness: Flu Vaccine For Infants to Eighteen-Year-Olds


Most tots don't like getting shots and many parents can't bear to watch, but it seems the process will continue as federal officials are now recommending that all children between six months and eighteen years of age get the flu shot. This will protect an additional 30 million minors. A CNN article said:

The age group was expanded this year because children are two to three times more likely to contract the disease than are adults, said Dr. Renée Jenkins, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The report noted that about 36,000 Americans die each year from flu complications. Pregnant women are also advised to get the vaccine.

Do your children get an annual flu shot?

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