More than half of infants, toddlers not fully vaccinated against flu


February 12, 2016

More than 50% of children aged 6 to 23 months are not fully vaccinated against influenza, according to recent research in Pediatrics.

“Depending on a child’s age and previous influenza vaccination history, they are recommended to receive either one dose or two doses of influenza vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated against influenza for the season,” Tammy A. Santibanez, PhD, of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues wrote. “Less than half of children aged 6 to 23 months in the United States are fully vaccinated against influenza, and even a smaller percentage of Hispanic and non-Hispanic black children.”

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