Flu Season Hitting Kids Hardest

This season’s flu vaccine isn't a good match for the severe strain hitting children across the US, the CDC reported.
 
For the first time in nearly 3 decades, influenza B—which hits kids harder than the elderly—is the dominant strain as opposed to influenza A. 21 of the 32 pediatric deaths this season were from influenza B.
 
Flu season hit as early as July this year—before many children were vaccinated. But while the dominant strain was not included in this year’s vaccine, the vaccine still offers some protection and is recommended for anyone 6 months old and up.
 
The Washington Post

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