CDC highly recommends children get their flu shot

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ATLANTA — The flu is very real. A flu shot can help seniors stay healthy in their golden years.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control highlights what many parents simply don’t know; the flu can be fatal to children even if they are healthy.

CDC researchers found most of the 800 plus kids who died from flu-related causes between 2004 and 2012 had not gotten the vaccine.

Although the perception is that only sick children are at risk of dying from the flu, almost half of these deaths were children who were healthy with no high-risk medical conditions.

The CDC recommends all kids six months or older get flu shot every year because any child is at risk for severe flu-related complications.

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