Flu shot for toddlers might cut down ER visits

September 19, 2011

Scientists say this study shows the direct impact of vaccination policy changes on flu transmission. Those changes were made in 2006 when the United States recommended flu vaccinations among children ages 2 to 4. Children this age are said to be a major source of flu transmission.

The Canadian government did not change its recommendations and this study found American kids were less likely to be rushed to the ER.

The study appears in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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