In Today's Medical news...
Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related
intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, that's
according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness
against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care
The C-D-C estimates that 20,000 children younger than
5 years are hospitalized on average each year.
So not only does it do a fair job of keeping you from
getting sick at all, if you do catch the flu it prevents
you from getting the very serious complications that
can end you up in a pediatric intensive care unit
or take your life."
The C-D-C recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone
6 months and older and especially for children at
high risk of serious flu-related complications.
Menagh points out that another study shows that 20-percent
of the people that claim they never get the flu, actually
do, they just have very mild symptoms.
But, that means they are probably still spreading
the flu and they should also get vaccinated to help