Flu Vaccines are Important for Children
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 05:25 PM
Children younger than 5 years old–especially those younger than 2–are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. Children of any age with certain chronic health conditions are also at higher risk; during the 2021-2022 flu season, 65 percent of children 0 to 17 years old hospitalized with flu had at least one underlying health condition, such as asthma, neurologic disease, obesity, or immune suppression. More information is available about children at higher risk of potentially serious flu complications. Read more.