Friday, January 18, 2013

Influenza vaccination rates remain lower than expected

Influenza vaccination rates remain lower than expected

.....fewer than 45% of influenza-negative children aged 6 months and older were fully vaccinated against influenza. The study findings also indicated that single-season influenza hospitalization rates were 0.4 to 1.0 per 1,000 children aged younger than 5 years; hospitalization rates were highest for infants aged younger than 6 months.....
Comments: This past week I asked all my patients in my private office if they had gotten their flu shots. Less than 5% had received the shot. This is ludicrous! Get your fly shot. Get it now! Make sure all your family members get theirs as well. People still die from flu related complications. Protect yourself and those around you. DM

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