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Thursday, September 15, 2011

57 American children: The flu vaccine

Today is the birthday of my beloved father, may he rest in peace. It brings to mind his long work with Rotary International to raise money to eradicate polio through vaccinations.

I read just now that 57 American children who had not received the flu vaccine during the last flu season died from the flu, according to figures compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Their deaths were easily preventable.

Advice: Pass this on to your friends with young children, who are particularly susceptible to the flu.

Read another vaccination story here. Thanks to the writers of Infection Control Today for their source story today.

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