Childrens’ Flu Vaccines Benefit the Whole Community

Research among more than 40 Hutterite colonies in Canada found that when children from 3 to 15 years old are immunized against the flu, there was a 61% lower flu rate among the unvaccinated community members. By immunizing the children the entire community was significantly benefited. This study suggests that children and adolescents play an important role in transmitting the flu.

PositiveTip: High-risk groups and all children should be a high priority for flu vaccination.