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It's Almost Time to Get Your Children the Yearly Flu Shot

It's Almost Time to Get Your Children the Yearly Flu Shot The American Academy of Pediatrics says all children should get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available this season. The Academy says one should get the shot before the end of October preferably. Atlanta pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu, AAP member, via statement The AAP says the flu shot is the most consistent protection against all strains of the virus in recent years. Last flu season, 179 children died, while thousands more were hospitalized. According to the CDC, eighty percent of the children who died had not received a flu vaccination. Overall, the 2017-18 flu season ranked among the most severe on record.

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