Oct. 5, 2007 -- Flu vaccinations for young children may be more common this year than last year, according to a new poll.
The CDC recommends flu vaccination for all children aged 6 months to 5 years.
The new poll, which included 2,060 U.S. adults, was conducted by Knowledge Networks for the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in late July and early August.
Among parents, 65% said they planned to get flu vaccinations this year for their children who are up to 5 years old. That's an increase from 47% of parents in last year's poll.
So if you got a flu vaccine last year, you still need a new one this year. The same is true for kids.
But flu can strike healthy children, and "the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year," states the CDC's web site.
October or November is the best time to get vaccinated against flu, but flu vaccines are still available in December and later, according to the CDC.