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    FLU FIGHTING TIPS FOR YOUR CHILD
02.19.2019

CDC officials reported that 48 states had widespread flu activity during the week ending Feb. 9, while 26 states and New York City had high levels of activity. Six additional pediatric deaths were documented, bringing the season total to 34, according to the CDC.

02.12.2019

The Washington Post (2/8) reports “anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday [in Washington state’s capital] to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of vaccination requirements for measles, mumps, and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. Washington state Health Secretary John Wiesman, said “all reputable scientific studies have found no relation between measles and autism,” and described “the potential harms of the highly contagious respiratory virus, which can be fatal in small children.”

02.05.2019

Repeated flu vaccines may protect against pediatric respiratory illness
Dutch researchers looked at 4,183 youths with pre-existing medical conditions and found that repeated annual inactivated influenza vaccination was tied to lower odds of respiratory illness. The findings were published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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