The Vast Majority Of Kids Who Die Of The Flu Aren't Vaccinated

HUFFINGTON POST | on Tue, Apr 4, 3:55 PM

The majority of kids who died of the flu[1] between 2010 and 2014 didn’t receive their yearly vaccine for influenza prior to their deaths, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on April 3.  “The lower percentage of vaccination among those who died suggests that the vaccine prevents deaths due to flu,” Brendan Flannery, lead author of the study and epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Huffington Post. “We could prevent more flu-rela...

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