Children under the age of two are especially at risk for flu-related complications. This podcast discusses recommendations from public health experts for vaccination of children six months and older. Created: 7/28/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/28/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Flu Free Kids
Characteristics of Mothers Associated with Influenza Vaccination of their
Preschool Children — Oregon, 2006–2008
Recorded: July 26, 2011; posted: July 28, 2011
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Every year, thousands of preschool-aged children are hospitalized for flu-related complications, second only to elderly adults. Children under two are especially at risk. Public health experts recommend that all children six months or older receive the flu vaccine annually and that previously unvaccinated children eight years and younger receive two doses. Vaccination is the best way to avoid getting the flu and to prevent passing it on to others. If you have a young child, contact your health care provider about flu vaccination.
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