Influenza-related deaths fell 83 kids last season

August 2008
Hospital Infection Control;Aug2008, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p93
The article presents a study on influenza-related deaths among children in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), there were 83 deaths associated with influenza and cobacterial infections as of June 19, 2008. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand vaccination which includes children aged 5 to 18 years old. Moreover, CDC added that the Health care providers should offer vaccination as soon after the vaccine is available.


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