Researchers who created a mathematical model of flu virus transmission recommend that the best strategy to stop transmission of seasonal flu or swine flu is to vaccinate schoolchildren aged 5 to 19 who are most likely to spread the virus and adults aged 30 to 39 who are vulnerable to contracting the virus from their children. The guidance differs from the CDC's, which recommends that pregnant women, children 6 months and older and health care workers be vaccinated first.

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