Thirty-five percent of parents said their children would not receive flu vaccines this year, according to a study by C.S.…
Thirty-five percent of parents said their children would not receive flu vaccines this year, according to a study by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan.
(NEW YORK) – Last year’s flu season was among the deadliest US has seen for decades. However, with the year’s influenza season already under way, about one-third of parents say that their children will not get the flu shot, according to a new vote.
Thirty five percent of parents said their children were unlikely to receive flu vaccine this year, according to a survey conducted by CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan.
Parents who chose to abandon the vaccine for their children were seven times more likely to quote sources that made them doubt the vaccine or did not want it completely. According to pollen, these parents often made their decision on comments from family or close friends, other parents, internet sites, comments from their childcare providers and parenting books or magazines.
“Parents who take this approach may encounter a variety of sources of information. Some of these sources may provide accurate information, while others provide incorrect information, suggesting that flu vaccines cause flu, that flu is not a serious disease or to healthy children do not suffer from serious consequences of influenza, “according to pollen analysis.
The national representative survey was based on responses from 1
,797 parents who had at least one child between the ages of 1 and 18 years.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 185 children were killed in 2017-2018 influenza season. Eighty percent of them did not receive the flu vaccine.
More than estimated 900,000 people were invaded by flu during last year’s flu season and over 80,000 people died according to the CDC. Although it is more likely to cause life-threatening complications in some people, such as the elderly or people with impaired immune system, anyone may get ill from the flu.
CDC recommends that everyone who is 6 months or older receives the vaccine before the end of October so that the body has time before the flu season breaks to build an immune response. However, the vaccine may still benefit those who get it later than October.
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