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The flu shot saves childrens lives

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Of the 358 children who died from influenza between 2010 and 2014, only 26% had been vaccinated against it, according to a study just released in the journal Pediatrics. That means 74%, or three out of four of them, had not. And maybe if they had been vaccinated, they’d be alive right now. …

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