Study: Immunization lowers risk of severe flu-related illness in pediatric patients

10/20/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Full vaccination for the flu was tied to a 74% lower risk of intensive care unit admission for flu-related illnesses among pediatric patients during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons, a case-control study showed. However, researchers noted a low vaccine coverage, even in children diagnosed with other conditions that put them at greater risk for severe flu-related complications. The findings were presented at the IDWeek meeting.

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