Flu Vaccination: Education is Imperative

Due to pervasive myths and other hurdles, many Americans do not realize the seriousness of the flu and the ways it can disrupt lives – even for healthy people. While the flu, or influenza, is often mistaken for the common cold, the flu is far worse and can lead to severe and even fatal complications, particularly in children. Last year, 167 children died due to the flu. That is the highest recorded number in a non-pandemic season. Flu vaccination is the single best preventative measure we have to protect against this highly-contagious disease and this important fact underscores the need for ongoing educational efforts to address this...