About one-third of parents plan to skip flu shot for kids, according to new poll


Flu season is in full effect, but some parents are still skipping the vaccination for their kids.

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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan recently conducted a study to determine how many parents are taking their children.

To do so, they examined nearly 2,000 parents in America who had at least one child age 1-18. They were planning to vaccinate their children, their reasoning and the information they received about the medication.

After analyzing the results, they found 34 percent of parents said they were unlikely to get the flu shot this season. About 48 percent of them said they did not remember their health care provider making a recommendation about their child receiving the flu shot.

Questions about flu vaccine safety and effectiveness, "coauthor Sarah Clark said in a statement. "Without clear guidance from the provider, such as the suggestion that flu vaccine causes the flu."

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Those who said they would not be fluent for their children said family, close friends and other parents made them flu vaccine or opt against vaccinating their kids. In fact, they have been reported

Some of the subjects said they were too busy. Others said they were worried about side effects or feared the vaccination was not effective. They did not get strong recommendations from their doctors.

"There appears to be an echo chamber around flu vaccine," Clark said. Questionnaire or oppose the vaccine. Parents who decided their child will get flu vaccine reports opinions that widely support vaccination. "

Parents who voted to get their child vaccinated

Experts recommend everyone over six months. Children who are receiving the shot for the first time should receive

During the 2017-2018 season, 180 children died after contracting the illness, which was the most severe on record.

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