According to the Centers for Disease Control -
Hospitalization rates for the flu were the highest on record in children younger than 5 years old just prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.*
That’s why it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot this season.
We've converted our COVID-19 Community Testing Sites to Flu Shot Centers, making it easier than ever for you and your little ones to get a flu shot this season.
Facts on Flu
The CDC estimates that over the last decade, between 7,000 and 28,000 children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for flu-related symptoms each year in the United States.
Children under the age of 5, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications, including but not limited to pneumonia, dehydration, sinus problems, ear infections, and asthma.
The CDC recommends getting children vaccinated more than two weeks prior to the start of the school year, as it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop.
Among children 6 months to 17 years, 62.6% received flu shots in the 2018-2019 year, meaning 27.7 million children were unvaccinated for the flu.
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