More than 200,000 people, including an average of 20,000 children under the age of five, are hospitalized each year because of flu-related complications – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children, the elderly, and people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are at an even greater risk.
The CDC says a flu vaccine is one of the best ways to guard against the flu and recommends that everyone six months and older get the vaccine every year. National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Dec. 4 to 10, was established by the CDC to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and encourage greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season.
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