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45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better
45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better

More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of 6 months got some sort of flu vaccine. “Last season, more people were vaccinated against influenza in the United States than in previous seasons,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, told a gathering sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. But Americans can do better, she said, and vaccine makers are offering more options for the...

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