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Flu Vaccine May Be Especially Good Idea for Kids

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  • New studies show that influenza is responsible for a significant number of hospitalizations and office visits among children -- especially those younger than 6 months old.
  • In spite of the findings, researchers are not clear as to whether all children should be vaccinated against the flu.
  • The studies were criticized by two experts for overestimating the effects of the flu.

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