• A third of US parents say they'll skip the flu shots for their kids this year - here's why that's not a good idea

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    In a new survey of 1,977 US parents, one third say their kids won't be getting a flu shot this year.
    The flu can be deadly - it killed 180 kids in the US last year.
    The flu shot is effective, even though it's not perfect.
    A new survey finds that plenty of parents are not planning to vaccinate their kids against the flu this winter, CNN reported Monday.
    In a poll of 1,977 US parents conducted by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, one-third of respondents said they'd be skipping the flu shot for their child.
    The survey didn't investigate specific reasons why parents chose to vaccinate their kids...
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  • One-third of parents won't give their children the flu vaccine, study finds

    One-third of parents won't give their children the flu vaccine, study finds

    27 days ago - By Think Progress

    A new report released Monday, at the height of flu season, has found that more than one-third of U.S. parents are not planning to vaccinate their children .
    The study, by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, surveyed nearly 2,000 parents, 34 percent of whom said they were unlikely to give their child the flu vaccine. While 48 percent of parents said they generally take the advice of their children's health care providers when it comes to the vaccine, 21 percent said they couldn't recall whether doctors gave them any recommendations on the matter.
    As CNN reported , the key reasons parents did not...
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  • One-third of U.S. parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

    One-third of U.S. parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

    27 days ago - By WGN TV

    Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
    The online poll, which was administered in October, looked at 1,977 parents who had at least one child, whether parents would get their children the flu vaccine and their reasoning, among other things.
    Of parents polled, 48% said they usually followed the recommendations of their child's health care provider when making choices about the flu vaccine.
    However, 21% of those surveyed did not remember their health care...
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