In the U.S., many young children go to day-care centers and preschools; these environments put them at higher risk for influenza. This podcast discusses the importance of getting preschool-age children vaccinated against influenza. Created: 3/6/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/6/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Preschool Flu Prevention
Impact of Requiring Influenza Vaccination of Children Attending Licensed Childcare or Preschool Programs — Connecticut, 2012–13 Influenza Season
Recorded: March 4, 2014; posted: March 6, 2014
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In the U.S., many young children go to day-care centers and preschools; these environments put them at higher risk for influenza. Children under five can have serious complications from the flu, including hospitalization and even death.
While an annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children six months and older, fewer than 70 percent get vaccinated each year. An annual influenza vaccination is the most effective way to avoid this potentially dangerous illness. It’s safe and kids should get it each year, as soon as it’s available. Talk to your child’s health provider about getting a flu vaccine.
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