Flu Double Shot: Kids and Parents

August 20, 2009 5:43:08 PM PDT
The H1N1 virus is a top concern as students go back to school, and now, they might not be alone in getting vaccinated against the flu. Research done at Yale and Clemson -- shows that parents should get the same shots.The CDC usually targets kids under five and adults over fifty for flu shots. They're the most vulnerable to suffer severe symptoms.

Researchers are predicting the flu epidemic in the U.S. would be best controlled by targeting school-aged kids and their parents.

They're the most likely to spread the virus to the rest of the population.

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