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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Lifestyle Chronicles - The Children Shall Lead Them

The immunization advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to vaccinate all children between 6 months and 5 years against influenza. Annual visits to the pediatrician provides an infrastructure to accomplish this task. Young children are significant factors in spreading influenza and they give good immune responses to vaccination.

Influenza vaccination is given to fewer than half of the 185 million Americans who are supposed to receive it. There is probability that the children could save the lives of most of those people.

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