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Do my kids really need a flu shot each year?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all people olde than 6 months receive the annual flu shot. Your children seem very healthy but it is difficult to keep your children away from the virus during flu season. The flu virus is transmitted from water droplets that are released when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks and these droplets can spread up to 6 feet away! If your child were to become sick with the flu, he or she will become much sicker than an adult would and the risk of death from flu is much higher for a child. To learn more about the seasonal flu, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm or speak with your medical provider.

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